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October 10, 2017

VARGO® adds to software quality assurance team

Software engineer to work on programming and customer support team

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October 10, 2017

VARGO Contact:
Bart Cera, COO, CFO, VARGO®

PR Contact:
Michele Lemmon, GREENCREST

HILLIARD, Ohio (October 10, 2017) — VARGO®, a leading provider of material-handling system integration, warehouse execution software and equipment solutions for major fulfillment and distribution centers, has hired Abid Al-ikashi as a software quality assurance and support professional.

Al-ikashi, who works out of VARGO®'s headquarters in Hilliard, Ohio, was hired to provide technical support to customers, provide quality assurance on existing and upcoming products, and manage and update code.

"Abid's deep technical knowledge and his ability to translate that knowledge to assist our customers makes him a great fit for the VARGO® team," said Bart Cera, COO and CFO at VARGO®.

Before joining VARGO®, Al-ikashi worked as an application developer at Taylor Communications in Grove City, Ohio. In that role, he wrote and maintained Unix/C applications to generate and sort mail. Prior to that, he was an IT manager and programmer at DataControl in Baghdad, Iraq, where he designed and developed marketing applications with C#, a programing language.

Al-ikashi has a Bachelor of Science in software engineering from Al-Mansour University College in Iraq. He holds the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) levels one and two certifications from Cisco and is a member of COGG, the Central Ohio GameDev Group for aspiring video game developers.

A native of Baghdad, Iraq, Al-ikashi lives in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife, Mareh.


About VARGO®
VARGO® is a team of mechanical and software engineers changing e-commerce operations by designing fulfillment solutions differently than anyone else in the industry. For more than four decades, VARGO® has been working with retailers, manufacturers and distributors to improve material handling operations. VARGO® uses its proven, pull-based methodologies to create intelligent solutions for fulfillment centers and is the only company that offers COFE® (Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine), the software that does for fulfillment what Lean did for manufacturing. For more information, visit

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