Wynright Divisional President Merle Davis Elected to CEMA Board of Directors


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Wynright Divisional President Merle Davis Elected
to CEMA Board of Directors


Davis Brings 22 Years of Wynright Service to Conveyor Equipment and Manufacturers Association

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (March 19, 2014) - Citing an unprecedented influx of large, complex projects, Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, today announced that Merle Davis, President of Wynright’s Automotion brand conveyor and sortation manufacturing division, has been elected to the Board of Directors at CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association).

Davis oversees the day-to-day manufacturing processes, and the development and introduction of new material handling equipment at Wynright. That includes the launch of The Green Line conveyor products designed with an eye toward energy efficiency, aesthetics and ease of installation.

“I am honored to join the distinguished Board of CEMA to represent the organization and its focus on design standards, safety and industry growth, Davis said. “At the forefront of materials handling technologies and ingenuity, Wynright has similar goals, including elevating the productivity of warehouses and distribution centers, and improving worker safety.”

Naples, Fla.-based CEMA is the voice of the North American conveyor industry, serving manufacturers and designers of conveyor equipment since 1933.

“We are committed to advancing the material handling technology industry, and that commitment includes tapping experts to best serve our association and the industry at large, said Bob Reinfried, Executive Vice President at CEMA. “Merle brings a distinguished career to our organization and the experience to guide a new generation of material handling professionals.”

With 22 years of service at Wynright, Davis spearheads one of the divisions at the forefront of helping companies automate their warehouses and distribution centers, use space more efficiently, and leverage workers for more strategic objectives.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He previously served as a CEMA Board member from 2006-09 and as Unit Handling Section Chairperson in 2007-08.

About Wynright

Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb, is a leading provider of intelligent material handling systems. With more than 200 engineers in-house, the company designs, manufactures, integrates and installs a full spectrum of intralogistics solutions, offering both Wynright-branded and third-party equipment to meet client needs. These include leading-edge conveyor and sortation systems, voice- and light-directed order fulfillment equipment, a suite of warehouse controls & execution software, robotics, mezzanines, and structures, all backed by critical round-the-clock service and support.

Since its founding in 1972, Wynright has been a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, showing them how to use their space more efficiently to deliver improved productivity, today and tomorrow. For more information on our services, technology and product portfolio, please visit www.wynright.com.

About Daifuku Webb Holding Company

Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is a leading developer 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. It includes Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services and Logan Teleflex, Inc. Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku Webb Holding Company is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.

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