FKI Logistex Promotes Three Senior Managers

Ken Thouvenot appointed as vice president of project management and engineering

(St. Louis, MO: November 7, 2005) FKI Logistex® (, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the promotion of three senior managers in the company's North American Manufacturing Systems unit, aimed at furthering the unit's growth plans. Leading the promotions is the appointment of Ken Thouvenot to vice president of project management and engineering.

A 10-year veteran of FKI Logistex, Thouvenot most recently served as vice president of project management and marketing in the Manufacturing Systems unit. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

"Ken combines his extensive experience at FKI Logistex with a complete knowledge of systems engineering and the business of engineering management. He understands the strategic importance we have placed on pre- and post-order excellence at FKI Logistex in making our business grow," says Ted Clucas, president, Manufacturing Systems, FKI Logistex North America. Thouvenot reports to Clucas.

Clucas also announced the promotion of Matt Wicks to director of systems engineering, as well as the promotion of Brett Felton to the new role of international sales manager.

With FKI Logistex since 1995, Wicks previously served as manager of controls engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Wicks reports to Thouvenot.

"Matt's strength is systems controls and software, and he has been a major force in driving project execution within the organization," says Clucas.

Felton joined FKI Logistex in 1998 as senior mechanical engineer, and was subsequently promoted to project engineer and senior project engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In his new role, Felton will oversee the unit's international sales representative structure, adding representatives to increase the company's sales coverage in Latin America. He reports to Martin Clark, director, newspaper and international operations.

"I am confident these appointments add the right blend of technical and organizational expertise to the senior management of Manufacturing Systems North America," adds Clucas. "These promotions ensure that FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America maintains the highest levels of customer satisfaction."

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

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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

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