JLS Automation has named Pete DeSuno as regional sales manager, North Central Region for the U.S. and Canada. He will report to Mike Newcome, vice president of Sales.

DeSuno has extensive sales experience in the food automation industry. Most recently, he was a strategic accounts sales manager with Flexco and worked with customers in the meat, cheese, bakery and confectionary industries. Before this, DeSuno was North American sales manager at Tomra Systems and an account manager at Provisur Technologies Inc. for its prepared and processed systems group.

He has a mechanical engineering degree from Northern Illinois University.