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Craig Souser

Craig Souser is Chairman/CEO of JLS. He develops the primary goals, operating plans, policies, and short and long range objectives for JLS. While leading the organization toward its objectives and heading company oversight and business operations, Craig employs his industry expertise in sales and new business considerations.

Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. In his spare time, Craig enjoys skiing, fly-fishing and many other outdoor activities. He has two children with his wife, Sue.

Craig Hafner
Chief Technology Officer

Craig Hafner is the Chief Technology Officer for JLS. Craig reports to the President/COO and is responsible for the design of JLS equipment. In addition, Craig is part of the team responsible for JLS technology planning and development.

Prior to joining JLS in August 2001, Craig was a member of the engineering team at Ward Machinery of Baltimore, MD. During his years with Ward, Craig designed high speed rotary equipment for the corrugated industry. He also oversaw and developed all servo drive applications for the company.

Craig graduated with distinction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his spare time, Craig enjoys being outdoors. He has one child with his wife, Shelagh.

Craig Wolfe
VP Operations & Manufacturing

Craig’s extensive manufacturing background offers a wide range of experience from operations management, acquisition integration, lean continuous improvement, quality, safety and purchasing to maintenance, assembly, customer service, fabrication and cross-functional team management.

Wolfe has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lebanon Valley College in Lebanon, PA. He is actively involved in his community as a member of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the American Production Inventory Control Society.

Gary Pickett
Director of Business Development

Gary manages our Integrated Systems Group and leads us in exploring new markets and product development opportunities. Prior to joining JLS, Gary served as President and VP Engineering at Bradman Lake Group in addition to spending time as an industry consultant.

Gary graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA Degree from Liberty University. He and his family reside in Charlotte, NC.