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Dematic expands western operations to address national consumer demands

Global logistics solutions company focuses on engineering and business strategy for customers.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
July 09, 2013

Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems for factory, warehouse and distribution centers, announced today that the company is expanding its west coast operations to address customers’ needs to continue to localize distribution and deliver goods more cost and time efficiently to consumers.

Pat Fitzpatrick was appointed as general manager to lead the western expansion efforts. In his role he will be responsible for managing the sales and engineering efforts in eight states including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii.

The company is adding 10-20 engineers and support jobs at the new office located in Orange, California. With the expansion of Dematic’s sales, engineering and solution development departments, customers in the western region will have one centralized, full service office for all their needs. The expanded capabilities available in this region will help expedite processes for existing and new accounts.

“This expansion will enable the business to continue to increase our response time in the western part of the country,” said John Baysore, president and CEO, Dematic North America. “High demand from our customers is driving business growth throughout all regions, especially in the West. With the leadership of Pat and the addition of employees, we’re confident that this office will become an essential component to our business in North America.”

Fitzpatrick’s expertise in economics, engineering and software innovation will help expand Dematic’s strategic capabilities for customers while ensuring continued business development in the region.

“This expansion is a reflection of what is happening in the marketplace. Global companies continue to localize distribution to ensure products are delivered to consumers quickly and efficiently. Dematic is a leader in fine tuning the supply chain and I’m thrilled to help address customer needs in this critical region,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick joins the company with multiple years of experience as general manager of FANUC Robotics America – Western Region. Fitzpatrick holds a bachelor’s degree from Albion College, Albion, Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. He currently serves on the USC alumni board and resides in Orange County with his wife and son.

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Josh Bond, Senior Editor
Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.


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