SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 30, 2012) — Daifuku America Corporation – a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions – has named Ryan Petrie as Systems Sales Engineer for Daifuku America’s factory and distribution automation team. Petrie will be responsible for expanding the company’s Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS) and conveyor business in North America.
Petrie has over 18 years of experience in the automated material handling industry. Before joining Daifuku America, Ryan held the position of Account Manager at Dematic/HK Systems. Prior to that, he worked for Portman Equipment as a System Sales Engineer.
“Ryan will play a key role in growing our business and furthering our ability to meet the needs of our customers” said Ralph Mills, Director of Integrated Systems for Daifuku America. “Ryan has the automated material handling experience to expand our North American AS/RS business.”
Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cincinnati Christian University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado Springs.
About Daifuku America Corporation
Daifuku America Corporation is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. It provides automated material handling equipment including Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), Sortation Systems, Conveyor & Transport Systems, and Warehouse Management Solutions and Warehouse Control Software. For more information on Daifuku's products, visit www.daifukuamerica.com.