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Swisslog modifies management structure

Changing of the guard at Swisslog: Christian Baur will offer new momentum as Division President, Warehouse & Distribution Solutions. Other key positions include Volker Jungbluth as Head of Strategic Research & Development and Nicholas Tripptree as Vice President of Customer Service, Americas.

Effective September 1st, 2015, Christian Baur has assumed sole leadership of Swisslog’s Warehouse & Distribution Solutions Division (WDS). Baur’s main goal is to enhance customer focus and technological development; and with the support of KUKA, lead Swisslog to become an automation powerhouse.

Volker Jungbluth, previously Managing Director of Swisslog Germany, will shift his focus to the ongoing conceptual and strategic development of Swisslog technologies as well as the Swisslog product and solutions portfolio. Effective September 1st, 2015 Jungbluth has assumed leadership of Swisslog’s new Strategic Research & Development (R&D) unit. This role makes perfect use of his excellent intralogistics and conceptual expertise. His tasks include: identifying future challenges, developing innovative product ideas, and optimizing the Swisslog solutions portfolio to meet market and customer demands.

Nicholas Tripptree, transitions to the Americas office from Asia-Pacific region where he was previously responsible for the customer service group. “The team in Americas region is proud to have Mr. Tripptree with his track record of success in delivering seamless support,” Says Markus Schmidt, Senior Vice President, Americas. “Ensuring experienced, top-notch employees in key customer support positions affirms commitment to quality service.”