• Our Team


Meet Jabil Chad’s Leadership Team. Together with the rest of our talented team, we work tirelessly for our customers, developing unique solutions to your most challenging automation requirements.

Babak Naderi

General Manager and Director Americas and Europe

With more than 30 years of Operations management leadership and expertise, Babak Naderi has utilized his experience to provide innovative engineering and manufacturing solutions for companies ranging from small and large-scale startups, to Fortune 100 global enterprises. While the automation industry has been undergoing a shift in the recent years, Babak has worked to ensure that Chad Automation remains at the forefront of innovation to support its growing network of global customers. Babak started his career as a Mechanical Engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, with extensive experience in Lean Six Sigma.

Joseph Torturo

Business Development Manager

Dynamic, hands-on Business Development and Strategic Account Management Executive with a proven track-record of success designing and implementing successful new business development, acquisition, sales, and account growth strategies. Forged strong relationships with key account executives based on trust, honesty, and effective communication. Built and lead strong teams and hone their technical and leadership skills through interactive training. Constantly explore new business development and partnership opportunities, improving market share, profitability, and all facets of client relations.

Ward Palmer

Business Development Manager

Ward has been with Chad Automation for more than 30 years, working in mechanical design, controls architecture, software development and project management. He has a BSME degree from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) Pomona, and is focused on finding new opportunities for the company and developing solutions and proposals for new applications.

Payman Rahimi

Sr. Automation Engineering Manager

Payman Rahimi is Sr. Automation Engineering Manager in Jabil Chad Automation, responsible for Mechanical and Process engineering teams. Before joining Jabil, Payman held several engineering and management positions in pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer electronics industries.

Payman has more than 25 years of extensive hands on experience in automation and system integration, process optimization, strategic planning, project management and continuous improvement. He holds a BSEE and he is a PMP (Project Management Professional). He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt certified by ASQ.

Mark Shteinberg

Systems Engineering Manager

Mark Shteinberg manages the Software and Controls engineering groups at Jabil Chad Automation.

Mark is a seasoned international technical executive manager, with over 18 years of experience successfully delivering high-end planning, implementation and support. Leading all phases of technical life-cycle from conceptualization to global success for companies ranging from SMB to Fortune 100 global enterprises.

Jose Luna

Senior Project Manager

Jose Luna is the Senior Project Manager in charge of the PM office for Jabil Chad Automation.

With a degree in mechanical engineering, Jose started his career as an intern, then moved into mechanical engineer role, followed by project management.  He has been a project manager since 2007, with a senior role since 2013. As a senior project manager, he has four direct reports, which comprise the PM office.

Jose’s technical background allows him to understand the challenges from a customer’s perspective, and enable him to be the voice of the customer without compromising the quality of the machine.

Al Fanelli

Production Manager

Al Fanelli is the Production Manager at Jabil Chad Automation. He oversees the areas of Production Assembly, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Field Service and Inventory Control. Al’s background and experience is from Fortune 200 companies and has vast experience in imaging product development, headquarters customer service, and medical automation and training.