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Daifuku promotes Aki Nishimura to president

Daifuku promotes Aki Nishimura to president

February 12, 2015 - Daifuku North America Holding promoted Aki Nishimura to President. Brian Stewart will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of Daifuku North America Holding Company.

In his new role, Nishimura will focus on expanding North American sales, increasing profitability and promoting the importance of workplace safety. Nishimura is a graduate of Hiroshima Institute of Technology, located in Saeki, Hiroshima, Japan. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has over 25 years of experience in the material handling industry and has worked with Daifuku since 1987. He has held several instrumental positions within the organization, such as Director of Manufacturing at Daifuku America Corporation, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company. He advanced to President in 2013 and will continue to serve as CEO at Daifuku America Corporation.

In addition, Tim Hund was promoted to President of Daifuku America Corporation from Vice President of their Automotive Factory Automation Division. He has over 30 years in the industry. Daifuku America Corporation is well known for developing systems for industries such as automotive and cleanrooms.   

“Aki san and Tim are experienced executives who will lead our company in continued success,” said Brian Stewart, Chairman & CEO of Daifuku North America Holding Company. “Their business expertise will help better serve our customers through continued innovation, which is at the center of our company strategy - always an edge ahead.”  

About Daifuku North America Holding Company

Daifuku North America Holding Company is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with sales and manufacturing locations throughout the continent. It is comprised of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Inc. (ELS), and Wynright Corporation and is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of innovative material handling technology such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America specializes in integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries.

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