has appointed Hasan Dandashly (61) and Andreas Krinninger (53) as additional members of the Group's Executive Board effective January 2021.
Hasan Dandashly will have executive board responsibility for the supply chain solutions (SCS) segment, which comprises the global business of Dematic. He has been president and CEO of KION subsidiary Dematic since 2018.
Andreas Krinninger will assume responsibility within the Executive Board for the EMEA business of the industrial trucks and services (ITS) segment, which includes the operational business of KION brand companies Linde Material Handling, STILL, and Baoli in the EMEA region. Krinninger has been president and CEO of Linde Material Handling EMEA since 2016 and, before that, held various roles including chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Linde Material Handling.
Ching Pong Quek will retain responsibility within the KION Group's Executive Board for the industrial trucks and services (ITS) segment in the APAC and Americas regions.
Anke Groth will continue as CFO and labour relations director.
"By integrating direct responsibility for operations into the Executive Board, we are establishing a strong organisational basis for the future global growth of the KION Group," says Michael Macht, chairman of the Supervisory Board. "The expansion of the Executive Board reflects the rapidly increasing importance of our high-growth supply chain solutions segment. At the same time, we are creating the conditions for an even clearer positioning of our ITS brands, Linde Material Handling, STILL, and Baoli, in the EMEA markets."
has appointed Bert Maes as managing director. The former managing director, Jan Maes, will continue to support the management team as an advisor. Bert Maes, industrial engineer in electromechanics, has been production director at Vulkoprin since 1990. With his passion for polyurethane, he guided Vulkoprin to one of the most modern production sites in the sector
Leen Maes has been appointed to the role of CEO. She has a Master of Law and started her career at Deloitte Accountancy as a legal consultant in social law. In 2013, she joined the Vulkoprin management team with responsibility for HR and finance.
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has named Mike Futch chief executive officer. Futch, who has served as the company's president since its inception in 2017, will retain that position and continue to lead the design and forward movement of Tompkins Robotics and its core system, the t-Sort autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solution.
Prior to his role as president of Tompkins Robotics, Futch had been with Tompkins International for nearly 20 years, working with leading global companies on supply chain and logistics programs. Before joining Tompkins, he held senior leadership positions at several supply chain consulting firms and also served in the US Air Force.
Futch has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.