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FKI Logistex appoints VP of Manufacturing

FKI Logistex, provider of integrated material handling solutions, announces the appointment of Dick Braatz as vice president of manufacturing for the company's North American business unit. Braatz, a seasoned manufacturing professional, reports to Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America.

"Dick brings a wealth of global experience to FKI Logistex. That experience will be invaluable as we further optimize our manufacturing operations to serve our expanding worldwide customer base," says Ackerman. "This is another step in the globalization of FKI Logistex."

Braatz, who holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University, comes to FKI Logistex from positions at industry leaders L-3 Communications, Ingersoll-Rand, Wilcox Electric, and Allen-Bradley. He is based at FKI Logistex North America headquarters in St. Louis.