FKI Logistex North America has appointed three new presidents to head up its new divisions. John Westendorf is now the president of FKI's Warehouse & Distribution Division. He previously served as CEO of the company's Automation Division. Dave Baker was named president of the Manufacturing Systems division. He has been with the company's Alvey Systems division for 15 years, most recently as chief financial officer for Alvey, White Systems and Cleco Systems group. And John Kelly has been appointed president of the FKI Logistex Airport, Post & Parcel division. He has been with the company for 19 years and was most recently president of the Crisplant and LogiLearn units.
Metrologic Instruments Inc. has promoted Mark Ryan to the position of director of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was formerly regional manager for the UK, Benelux and Scandinavian territories for Metrologic, a provider of optical image capture and vision technologies solutions.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has implemented a radio-frequency identification (RFID) network at its Dallas Regional Distribution Campus. Within the campus is a compliance center that networks with three Wal-Mart distribution centers, all located within a 60- mile radius of Dallas. Products from Wal-Mart vendors are sent to OHL's facility, where pallets and cases are RFID-tagged using a 64- bit Electronic Product Code, a 24-bit Object Class Code and a 36- bit serial number operating in the UHF frequency range.
Allen Dembski has joined Orbis Corp. to lead the implementation of a Six Sigma program throughout the company. He will have cross-functional responsibility for education, training, strategy development and project implementation efforts related to Six Sigma.