Joseph Zaleski


Joseph Zaleski, President of Reading Bakery Systems, graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Engineering and has over 30 years of experience in the baking and snack industries.

After serving in the United States Army, Joe joined Reading Bakery Systems in 1990 and was named Vice-President of Engineering in 1996. He was then promoted to Executive Vice President in 1999, and named President in 2009. As President, Joe is tasked with providing a vision for the company moving into the future. He will continue the company’s technical leadership edge through partnerships with industry and academia, and finding, evaluating and implementing new technologies. Joe has presented many technical papers at conferences within the cookie, cracker and snack industries. Joe, along with other members of the company, holds numerous patents for innovative designs in food forming and baking machinery.