Lehnen Industrial continues to grow, adding three new employees to the team this spring. Julie Runez, Jake Rand, and Eric Alarie (left to right) came aboard in May and June to meet increasing customer demand.
Company President, Peter Lehnen, said, “We are excited about our new additions which will support our extremely strong growth in the life sciences industry. We expect to continue to expand to provide advanced solutions and exceptional engineering services to our customers.”
Julie Runez officially joined the company on May first after nearly a year of working for Lehnen Industrial as an independent contractor in Marketing and Communications.
“The opportunity to work for a company that is run with integrity and decency at every level is rare, and I’m thankful to have been offered one,” says Julie. “Being part of a team that is, to a person, kind and supportive is a bonus.”
When she’s not in the office, Julie is probably writing or shuttling her three children to sporting events. She lives in Keene with her husband, children, and dog.
Jake Rand was hired in late May as an assembler. The skills he developed as a service tech/ installer with an oil company over the past five years transfer nicely to his current position.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the crew here,” he said. “Everyone has been so kind and patient.”
Outside of work, Jake enjoys spending time with friends and family. He’s an avid outdoorsman who’s likely to be hunting, fishing, or taking part in any other activity that gets him outside.
Eric Alarie started with the company in June as a Mechanical Engineer and has enjoyed the opportunity to build machines as well as brainstorm and design for the next challenge. His experience with ultra-precision CNC machines has developed a good eye for detail that will lend itself well to industrial automation.
“I’ve always been a hands-on person, so the ability to go from the drawing board to final assembly and have a hand in the whole process is really valuable to me. Being a small company, the communication and support between teams is very good and allows for real-time changes and improvements. It’s a very supportive environment to work in, I’ve really enjoyed it so far.”
Eric spends most of his free time traveling, working and playing outside, and raising his three-year-old daughter. He and his wife are looking forward to the birth of their second daughter, due in September.