Wynright Appoints Dane Houston Vice President of Software Engineering


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Wynright Appoints Dane Houston Vice President of Software Engineering

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (August 12, 2014) - Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, today named 22-year software and material handling veteran Dane Houston as Vice President of Software Engineering, bolstering its software group to meet growing industry changes.

Houston will lead a group of software teams to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality, technically advanced software solutions that maximize value for Wynright clients. A leader in combining engineering prowess, products and services, Wynright solves the material handling system challenges of the 21st Century.

“Dane is a welcome addition to address our corporate mission of helping our clients elevate their productivity in fulfillment, distribution and manufacturing plants, and bring efficiencies to the omni-channel supply chain,” said Kevin Ambrose, President and CEO of Wynright. “As companies seek to engineer end-to-end automation solutions to move more products through the supply chain faster, Dane will play a major role in our organization to help coordinate all the pieces.”

Among his responsibilities will be Wynsoft™, Wynright’s modular, layered software solution. It was the first to bridge the gap effectively between traditional warehouse control systems (WCS) designed to direct real-time activities in the warehouse or DC and warehouse management systems (WMS) or ERP systems that control overall operations. By using integrated modules rather than separately written controls for each, Wynsoft delivers greater efficiency and accuracy as goods move throughout the supply chain, while also lowering costs.

Houston has held various executive positions in software and engineering disciplines. Prior to Wynright, he was the Director of Controls Engineering at BoxLogix Automation. He also has worked at Intelligrated, FKI Logistex, Pyramid Controls and Lexis-Nexis in various executive roles.

Houston earned a law degree from Northern Kentucky University and also holds a bachelor’s degree from the same institution.

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.

Wynsoft™ is a trademark of Wynright Corporation>

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