FKI Logistex Appoints Vice President of Manufacturing

St. Louis, MO: September 27, 2005) FKI Logistex® (, a global leader in 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.

For sales and marketing information, contact Jill Raab, marketing communications coordinator, FKI Logistex North America, by phone at (314) 993-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected].

For media information, contact David Abels, senior account executive, Koroberi, Inc. (, by phone at (919) 960-9794 ext. 22 or by e-mail at [email protected].


About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex® ( is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For general sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at +1.877.935.4564 in North America, +44 (0) 8706 060120 in Europe, or +86 21 38820229 in Asia. Contact FKI Logistex by e-mail at [email protected].

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