Fulfilment automator Cimcorp has named Derek Rickard, Distribution Systems Sales Manager, as its new Director of Sales for North America. He will focus on expanding Cimcorp’s share of the warehouse and distribution market in the territory. He will also be responsible for aligning the North American sales team with the Cimcorp Group’s global corporate strategy for its two main business domains, the tyre industry and consumer product distribution.
Rickard (above) brings more than 20 years of experience in the supply chain industry, having worked on many of the first fully automated picking systems in North America, with some of the largest projects exceeding 1 million cases per week. This experience has enabled him to recommend and develop solutions for Cimcorp customers in a wide range of industries, helping them leverage the latest in robotics, automation and software to solve key operational challenges, such as speed of fulfillment, space utilization, labor shortage and seasonal fluctuations in demand.
Kai Tuomisaari, Vice President, Sales, said, “At Cimcorp, we have been fortunate to have installed robotic systems for manufacturers and distribution centres in over 40 countries and six continents. Within North America, we have all seen the tremendous results generated by Derek and his team there. This closer alignment between our global teams will only strengthen our commitment and ability to meet the unique needs of customers in all regions, with fully customised automation–for maximum impact, at minimal costs.”