TOMRA’s New Technical Director Sharpens Global R&D Focus
TOMRA Sorting Food has appointed Maciek Wasowski as its new technical director. Coming to the company with almost 20 years of experience in developing consumer electronics products, at TOMRA he will concentrate on the development of technology to enhance sorting performance and improve user experience.
“I’m looking to harness the talent and expertise I have seen within the organization to help shape the future of the company. Continuous improvement and the development of innovative technologies are integral to TOMRA’s success,” said Maciek.
The new technical director added that as management of natural resources is one of the food industry’s most important challenges today, he looks forward to developing technology crucial to the improved use of natural resources.
Previously employed as the software innovation director at TP Vision, Maciek was in charge of a team of more than 60 engineers working on innovations for Philips brand televisions. In the seven years prior he held the role of general manager at VAIO and Mobile of Europe at Sony, with responsibility for engineering activities for VAIO PCs and other mobile devices.
TOMRA Sorting Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. Its high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems have been installed at the facilities of more than 5,900 growers, packers and processers around the world. They are found on lines that process everything from potatoes, vegetables and fruits to meat, seafood, nuts and seeds. The company is a unit of Asker, Norway-headquartered TOMRA Systems ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1972, it employs over 2,600 people and generated sales of approximately €650 million last year.