Axis Automation, Hartland, WI, has hired Neil Anderson as its new director of business development.

In addition to a mechanical engineering background, Anderson brings with him 25 years of sales and project management experience in food processing and packaging industries across Europe, Asia and North America. He has served in executive positions the past 10 years. In his new role, Anderson will capitalize on his applications expertise to enhance customer relationships and expand global partnerships.

“I am pleased to join Axis and am excited to work with a team of innovative leaders,” says Anderson. “The Axis name and product line are well-positioned to grow and reach new markets.” The company’s recently partnered with Comas, an Italian food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer that specializes in cake, pie and muffin lines.

Since 1984, AXIS Automation has been developing automation systems and machinery for Fortune 500 food manufacturing companies worldwide.