BPA has named Andre Boom the new COO for BluePrint Automation Americas (BPA, blueprintautomation.com). Boom spent the last 25+ years with leading snack food manufacturers such as Snyder’s-Lance, Pinnacle Foods and Quaker Oats. In these roles, he has gained a significant amount of experience in food related processes on both the processing and packaging sides.

Boom will be responsible for engineering, production, logistics and customer service. He will report directly to Martin Prakken, CEO, BPA Worldwide.

“I have known Andre for 20+ years and really look forward to his addition to the team.  I am excited to work with the entire management team to provide our customers with the three legs of our mission triangle; flexibility, innovation and partnership," said Prakken.