Twinlode Automation hires new VP of Automation

Twinlode Manufacturing Company

51024 Portage RD
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: 574 271-2300

Twinlode Automation, a supplier of high-density storage systems for global material handling companies, today announced that Richard Kooistra has begun working for the company as Vice President of Automation. With almost 30 years of experience within the material handling industry, Kooistra is a strategic hire that will better position the company as it continues to provide advanced warehouse solutions to its customers globally.

“Twinlode Automation is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Kooistra to our management team,” said Skip Eastman, CEO of Twinlode. “He will be a key component of the company’s overall commitment to provide the latest automated material handling solutions to Twinlode Automation’s domestic and international customers.”

Kooistra’s most recent position was at Swisslog where he was in charge of both domestic and international sales, as well as managed aspects of product development and innovation. His extensive experience in the material handling industry includes managing projects that include rack, Power Store Automation, ASRS, push-back and flow-through storage systems. Kooistra lives in Atlanta along with his wife Emily.

For more than 20 years, Twinlode Automation has provided storage solutions for warehouse management within the food and beverage industry. Its complete storage solutions continue to help trim warehouse expenses and reduce handling costs, ultimately increasing productivity. Twinlode Automation serves many industries including automotive, beverage, building products, bulk product handling, dairy, food processing, food service, grocery, import/export facilities, perishable commodities, petroleum, chemicals and paints, pharmaceuticals, third-party logistics and more.