Jonathan Cowles, P.E. is Director of Sales and joined WL Port-Land Systems in 2013. He has been involved in design, fabrication and construction of equipment and systems for material handling and material processing in a wide range of industries since 1991. Jon has held positions in engineering, project management, engineering management and operations management for Svedala (McNally Wellman and Kennedy Van Saun), Heyl & Patterson and Westinghouse Electric.
As Director of Sales, Jon works with customers to provide engineered solutions for their capital and renovation investments. Jon’s capabilities include new construction and existing facility renovation design development. Jon also manages WL Port-Land Systems, Inc.’s proposal process from developing initial specifications and work scopes, estimating costs and schedules, delivering completed proposals to negotiating contractual terms and conditions.
Before moving to the Director of Sales position, Jon was Director of Engineering where he managed the engineering department which is responsible for coordinating project design inclusive of facility layout; process design; equipment specification and selection; civil, structural and mechanical design and detailing; and ensuring engineering tasks are completed to support overall project schedules.
Jon is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Robert Morris University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and achieved Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Westinghouse.