TAUNTON, Mass. – Jan Erik Kuhlmann has joined Harpak-ULMA Packaging as president, the company announced May 23. Harpak-ULMA is a leading packaging machinery and integrated systems supplier to the meat, snack, cheese, produce, prepared meals, bakery and medical industries.

Before joining Harpak-ULMA, Kuhlmann served as president of Multivac USA for seven years. Kuhlmann brings more than 20 years in the packaging industry to the job after leading several major equipment suppliers during that time.

“Jan's business philosophy, leadership and market knowledge makes him a good fit for our team,” said Charles Harlfinger, Harpak-ULMA CEO. “Jan has a proven track record of driving growth with a focus on team building and customer service, which will assist our company in meeting our goals.”