Farmington hills, Mich. (February 28, 2012) — Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions – has named John Carney as Executive Director of Information Technology. His focus is to lead the information technology function in North America.
Prior to joining Webb, Carney worked as the IT Director for Faurecia, an $18-billion global Tier One automotive supplier. At Faurecia, Carney led all IT functions and teams for its North American operations, including serving and supporting senior management at four manufacturing divisions.
“Carney’s previous work experience will be invaluable to us as we strengthen our IT department in North America,” said Timothy Veeser, Jervis B. Webb’s Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. “His knowledge makes him a perfect fit for leading Webb’s IT team.”
Carney received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Lawrence Technological University, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Business Information Technology from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration.
About Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. It is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, food/beverage, bulk handling, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China. The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb, who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.