Jim Kline, President


As founder of The EnSol Group, Jim Kline is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s consortium of industry experts. With over 30 years of dedicated engineering and manufacturing experience including senior management positions at Bestfoods Baking Company and George Weston Bakeries, Jim has worked with bakeries and snack food plants to turn them around, build new plants and production lines, start up new operations, and manage their day-to-day business. He has led seminars and facilitated educational programs on leadership and project management in numerous leading business and educational forums. Recognized as a trusted voice in the industry, he is a regular columnist for Baking & Snack Magazine, and was a contributing editor for the 4th edition of the baking industry’s principle text, Baking Science and Technology. Jim served on the Board of Directors of BEMA and is a 30-year member of ASB. He was co-founder of BIF (the Baking Industry Forum), is a participant in the re-writing of the BISSC Standards, and is on the Education Advisory Committee of AIB. Jim has a BA in Applied Mathematics and Physics, a Certificate in International Management from Cambridge University, and an MBA in International Operations Management from Rutgers University.

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Jim Kline, President


As founder of The EnSol Group, Jim Kline is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s consortium of industry experts. With over 30 years of dedicated engineering and manufacturing experience including senior management positions at Bestfoods Baking Company and George Weston Bakeries, Jim has worked with bakeries and snack food plants to turn them around, build new plants and production lines, start up new operations, and manage their day-to-day business. He has led seminars and facilitated educational programs on leadership and project management in numerous leading business and educational forums. Recognized as a trusted voice in the industry, he is a regular columnist for Baking & Snack Magazine, and was a contributing editor for the 4th edition of the baking industry’s principle text, Baking Science and Technology. Jim served on the Board of Directors of BEMA and is a 30-year member of ASB. He was co-founder of BIF (the Baking Industry Forum), is a participant in the re-writing of the BISSC Standards, and is on the Education Advisory Committee of AIB. Jim has a BA in Applied Mathematics and Physics, a Certificate in International Management from Cambridge University, and an MBA in International Operations Management from Rutgers University.

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Monica Kline, Director of Business Operations and Education


As Director of Business Operations and Education, Monica Kline is committed to training today’s baking and snack industry professionals, as well as developing the next generation of leaders. A contributor to BEMA-U’s educational workshops and AIB’s educational programs, Monica has become increasingly aware that there is a need—and an opportunity—for more effective training methods throughout the industry. Her work focuses on developing best practices for employee training, and working with clients to both retain staff and prepare them for growth. Monica serves on the Board of Directors of ASB, and is a member of the ASB Young Professionals Committee and the Society of Bakery Women. Prior to joining EnSol, she lived in Gifu, Japan where she taught English to adults and students of all levels of education. Monica is a graduate of George Washington University, and has an MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University and an MA in Education from Hunter College.

Monica Kline, Director of Business Operations and Education

As Director of Business Operations and Education, Monica Kline is committed to training today’s baking and snack industry professionals, as well as developing the next generation of leaders. A contributor to BEMA-U’s educational workshops and AIB’s educational programs, Monica has become increasingly aware that there is a need—and an opportunity—for more effective training methods throughout the industry. Her work focuses on developing best practices for employee training, and working with clients to both retain staff and prepare them for growth. Monica serves on the Board of Directors of ASB, and is a member of the ASB Young Professionals Committee and the Society of Bakery Women. Prior to joining EnSol, she lived in Gifu, Japan where she taught English to adults and students of all levels of education. Monica is a graduate of George Washington University, and has an MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University and an MA in Education from Hunter College.



Hans van der Maarel, Senior Project Manager

A consultant for EnSol since 2009, Hans specializes in the technical operations of bakeries and dough processing equipment. He began working in the baking industry in Europe and Canada for the first 20+ years of his career, followed by 30+ years in the U.S. Hans started as Project Engineer for Benier BV in Europe and became VP in charge of all operations in Toronto, Canada. He relocated to Atlanta, GA to form Benier U.S.A., a manufacturer of processing equipment, and was soon promoted to President and CEO. The company progressed into larger projects and automations, specializing in the dough processing sector. After resigning from Benier, Hans accepted a management position with Gemini Bakery Equipment, and later started an independent consulting company, which has completed many successful bakery projects domestically and worldwide. He is a member of BEMA (also Past President and Lifetime Achievement Award winner), IBIE, ABA, RBA, BISSC/Z50, ATBI, AIB and ASB. Hans was educated in The Netherlands and Canada, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Hans van der Maarel, Senior Project Manager


A consultant for EnSol since 2009, Hans specializes in the technical operations of bakeries and dough processing equipment. He began working in the baking industry in Europe and Canada for the first 20+ years of his career, followed by 30+ years in the U.S. Hans started as Project Engineer for Benier BV in Europe and became VP in charge of all operations in Toronto, Canada. He relocated to Atlanta, GA to form Benier U.S.A., a manufacturer of processing equipment, and was soon promoted to President and CEO. The company progressed into larger projects and automations, specializing in the dough processing sector. After resigning from Benier, Hans accepted a management position with Gemini Bakery Equipment, and later started an independent consulting company, which has completed many successful bakery projects domestically and worldwide. He is a member of BEMA (also Past President and Lifetime Achievement Award winner), IBIE, ABA, RBA, BISSC/Z50, ATBI, AIB and ASB. Hans was educated in The Netherlands and Canada, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Gerry Lanni, Senior Consulting Engineer

Gerry has been a Senior Consulting Engineering at EnSol since 2009. He has comprehensive experience in plant engineering and project management within the food industry, specifically in baking and sugar refining, with a major strength in bread and cake production. Gerry began his career at Amstar Corp. (Domino Sugar) as Draftsman and advanced to Plant Maintenance Superintendent. He spent the majority of his career at George Weston Bakeries, beginning as Plant Maintenance Supervisor and working up to Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager, where he managed design, cost estimate, fabrication, installation, and start-up of multi-million-dollar corporate capital projects. There he also established a computerized Preventive Maintenance Program, which became the standard for the corporation. Gerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY. He has attended professional development courses at the American Management Association and the American Institute of Baking.

Gerry Lanni, Senior Consulting Engineer


Gerry has been a Senior Consulting Engineering at EnSol since 2009. He has comprehensive experience in plant engineering and project management within the food industry, specifically in baking and sugar refining, with a major strength in bread and cake production. Gerry began his career at Amstar Corp. (Domino Sugar) as Draftsman and advanced to Plant Maintenance Superintendent. He spent the majority of his career at George Weston Bakeries, beginning as Plant Maintenance Supervisor and working up to Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager, where he managed design, cost estimate, fabrication, installation, and start-up of multi-million-dollar corporate capital projects. There he also established a computerized Preventive Maintenance Program, which became the standard for the corporation. Gerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY. He has attended professional development courses at the American Management Association and the American Institute of Baking.


Joe Mayurnik, Senior Project Engineer

Joe has been consulting with EnSol since 2012. He is a Professional Engineer and Planner licensed in the state of New Jersey. Joe has 40+ years of experience as consulting engineer and project manager with extensive facilities, plant, and equipment expertise. He spent 22 years in the baking industry working for CPC/Baking Business, Best Foods Baking Group, Unilever/Bestfoods, and George Weston Bakeries at the same location as the company went through various mergers and acquisitions.
There he managed the creation of a new company headquarters to consolidate two existing corporations, managed the purchase and installation of oxidizers to permit bakeries to meet government regulations, and managed the closing of a production facility in Massachusetts and relocation of two production lines to Connecticut. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering and has completed graduate work towards a master’s degree in Civil Engineering at Rutgers University.

Joe Mayurnik, Senior Project Engineer


Joe has been consulting with EnSol since 2012. He is a Professional Engineer and Planner licensed in the state of New Jersey. Joe has 40+ years of experience as consulting engineer and project manager with extensive facilities, plant, and equipment expertise. He spent 22 years in the baking industry working for CPC/Baking Business, Best Foods Baking Group, Unilever/Bestfoods, and George Weston Bakeries at the same location as the company went through various mergers and acquisitions.
There he managed the creation of a new company headquarters to consolidate two existing corporations, managed the purchase and installation of oxidizers to permit bakeries to meet government regulations, and managed the closing of a production facility in Massachusetts and relocation of two production lines to Connecticut. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering and has completed graduate work towards a master’s degree in Civil Engineering at Rutgers University.


Roger Rearick, Senior Consulting Engineer

Roger Rearick, PMP, has been consulting with EnSol since 2017. Roger’s core competencies are in electrical and mechanical engineering, project management, and industrial energy savings. He has 27 years of engineering experience working in multifaceted industries from bakeries to pharmaceuticals. Roger is also the owner of a leading energy intelligence and engineering project company that develops and implements analytic, efficiency, and clean solutions for industrial manufacturers and commercial organizations. Previously he held positions as Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Engineer, and Corporate Project Engineer at firms including George Weston Bakeries, Holsum Butter Krust Baking Co., and Ameresco. Roger has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and in Project Management from American InterContinental University.

Roger Rearick, Senior Consulting Engineer


Roger Rearick, PMP, has been consulting with EnSol since 2017. Roger’s core competencies are in electrical and mechanical engineering, project management, and industrial energy savings. He has 27 years of engineering experience working in multifaceted industries from bakeries to pharmaceuticals. Roger is also the owner of a leading energy intelligence and engineering project company that develops and implements analytic, efficiency, and clean solutions for industrial manufacturers and commercial organizations. Previously he held positions as Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Engineer, and Corporate Project Engineer at firms including George Weston Bakeries, Holsum Butter Krust Baking Co., and Ameresco. Roger has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and in Project Management from American InterContinental University.


Paul Juliano, Consulting Architect

The owner of Juliano Architects, Paul Juliano, serves as a consultant to The EnSol Group. With over 25 years’ experience in the architectural profession, Paul has been involved in building projects in all markets including manufacturing, commercial, religious, medical, educational, and residential architecture. His experience includes master planning, new construction, building additions, renovations, space planning, and interiors. Paul holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is a licensed architect in multiple states, an NCARB Record holder, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Paul Juliano, Consulting Architect


The owner of Juliano Architects, Paul Juliano, serves as a consultant to The EnSol Group. With over 25 years’ experience in the architectural profession, Paul has been involved in building projects in all markets including manufacturing, commercial, religious, medical, educational, and residential architecture. His experience includes master planning, new construction, building additions, renovations, space planning, and interiors. Paul holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is a licensed architect in multiple states, an NCARB Record holder, and a LEED Accredited Professional.



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