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FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems Promotes Two

July 282004
Names controller and manager, financial analysis

(St. Louis, MO: July 28, 2004) FKI Logistex® (, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the promotions of Todd Ploudre to controller and Kevin Brophy to manager, financial analysis, for the company's FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America.

Ploudre has served in various positions of increasing responsibility at the company's Alvey Systems unit for the past eight years. He will now focus on process improvements and the integration of the division's accounting functions. In addition to his current cost accounting and payroll management roles, Ploudre also assumes responsibility for accounts payable.

Brophy's new focus is budgeting, forecasting, results analysis, cash management, and the financial reporting interface with FKI Logistex corporate. He has held various increasingly important financial positions at Alvey Systems during the past nine years.

Ploudre and Brophy report to Dave Baker, president, FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America. Both appointments are effective immediately.

"Todd and Kevin have gained my confidence and that of the senior staff during their time at Alvey," says Baker. "I look forward to their continued support as we develop and strengthen FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems."

For sales and marketing information, please contact Jill Raab, marketing communications coordinator, FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems, by phone at (314) 993-4700.

About FKI Logistex North America
FKI Logistex® North America ( is a leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, RFID implementation, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel integrates high-speed sortation and conveying systems to meet the high-throughput needs of postal and parcel customers, and provides advanced baggage handling, security, and RFID track-and-tracing for airports of all sizes. For manufacturers, FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems builds automated material handling systems using state-of-the-art technology for storing, picking, ID solutions, palletizing, kitting, packing and shipping that enable them to process more orders per day at a lower cost. FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution designs high-accuracy, high-speed, high-reliability material handling, sortation, and order fulfillment solutions for warehouses and distribution centers that shrink their supply chain and maximize their material handling ROI.

With projects that include many of the world's most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex is home to the industry's most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey palletizers, Buschman conveyors, Cleco cranes and AS/RS solutions, Crisplant sorters and baggage handling applications, IoSystems supervisory and automated control systems, Mathews conveyors, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment and picking solutions, and White carousels and automated storage solutions. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at (877) 935-4564 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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