Food safety and operating efficiency are common industry concerns, according to Richard Hebel, product manager, Fat Analysis at Eagle Product Inspection.
Hebel said their customers were facing increased regulatory pressure around the safety of the food their manufacture due to enhanced food safety legislation.
"Increasing food safety regulation is a fact of life for our customers, not just in the US and Europe but globally."
Hebel is responsible for developing the fat analysis business, directing the advancement of factory floor automated imaging solutions using camera, laser, and x-ray.
"A combination of these food safety and operational efficiency capabilities, helps ensure our customers, and manfacturers in general, stay in compliance and compete globally.
He joined Eagle from Key Technology, Inc., where he held positions as chief technology officer, general manager in the start-up of Key’s SYMETIX pharmaceutical inspection business unit.
Hebel has also worked in imaging, instrumentation, and controls at Allen Bradley (Rockwell Automation), Eaton, Ball, and Technicon Instruments Corporation.