SOUTH CHESTERFIELD, VA. — BluePrint Automation, a leader in packaging automation, has named Andre Boom chief operating officer.

Mr. Boom brings extensive processing and packaging experience to the company. He has held multiple roles at leading snack manufacturers over the past 25 years, including Snyder’s-Lance, Pinnacle Foods and Quaker Oats. His new responsibilities include engineering production, logistics and customer service. 

“I have known Andre for more than 20 years and really look forward to his addition to the team,” said Martin Prakken, chief executive officer of BluePrint Automation. “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.”