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Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019 ( #905 )
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Espelkamp, Germany
Uwe Gräff has been appointed to the board of the HARTING Technology Group, replacing Frank Brode, who retired this month.
Gräff assumed the position of managing director of the group at the beginning of 2015, initially responsible for the market and development area at HARTING Electric and the development division at HARTING Electronics. He is currently managing director of HARTING Electric and HARTING IT Software Development at the Espelkamp-based family-owned business.
After studying engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen and obtaining his first professional experience at an engineering firm, Gräff moved to Festo in Esslingen in 1993. He worked there until the end of 2014, most recently as director of global development automation.

Berkshire, United Kingdom
, the body behind a national standard for the Thorough Examination of forklifts, has appointed Adrian White as its new technical manager.
From his base in York, White, an experienced engineer with more than 25 years’ experience, will support CFTS’ growing number of accredited companies in the North of England, Scotland and Ireland.
After beginning his career working in automotive, he soon found his place working in the materials handling industry as a field service engineer, before moving into technical sales support. Through this, White gained a good understanding of the practical challenges facing lift truck employers and service companies – including Thorough Examination.
In his new role, White will work alongside CFTS technical manager Matthew Kennedy to support CFTS and its more than 400 accredited companies operating across the UK and Ireland.

Raleigh, NC, United States
, a business unit of Tompkins International, has appointed Warren Bishop as operations director. Bishop will oversee all MonarchFx distributed logistics facilities throughout the United States and Canada.  
Previously, Bishop was the vice president of finance, planning, analysis, reporting, and process improvement for Macy’s Logistics. He also has experience as the senior vice president of logistics at Levitz Furniture, vice president of supply chain at Giggle, and director of the east region distribution at Toys R Us.
Bishop is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, with service as an infantry officer, airborne, ranger and commander during the Panama Invasion, Operation Just Cause. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University. He is currently a board member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Management.

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