Paul Sternlieb will replace Steve Smith who is retiring.
CHICAGO – JBT Corporation announced Oct. 12 that Paul Sternlieb will be joining the company as executive vice president and president – Protein, effective Oct. 23. Sternlieb’s appointment follows the retirement announcement of Steve Smith. Sternlieb will serve as a member of JBT’s Executive Leadership Team reporting to JBT Chairman and CEO Tom Giacomini.

“We are very pleased to welcome Paul to the JBT leadership team,” Giacomini said. “He brings global experience in the food business and an impressive record using a systematic approach and proven business systems to deliver growth and margin expansion at premier industrial companies. Paul also has demonstrated an ability to drive high-performing teams around a shared strategic vision.”  

Sternlieb joins JBT from Illinois Tool Works (ITW), where he served as group president, Global Cooking with the company’s Food Equipment Group. Previously, he was a vice president and general manager with Danaher and held management roles with the H.J. Heinz Company.

Sternlieb graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the Univ. of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in economics and computer science. He also received an MBA from the Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.