GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - May 30, 2017 — Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today professional racecar driver and advertising spokesperson, Danica Patrick, as a featured speaker for the 2017 Material Handling & Logistics Conference (MHLC) in Park City, Utah, September 10-13, 2017.
Ms. Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. In her initial Indianapolis 500 in 2005 she became the first woman to lead laps and score a top-five finish in the historic race. In 2008 she was the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series with her victory in the Indy Japan 300. By 2011 Patrick began a switch over to stock car racing, quickly qualifying for top division competition. Patrick continues her success in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing. Along the way Patrick has become a top spokesperson for many marquee products and services, including appearances in 14 Super Bowl commercials.
"We can think of no better match for the spirit of the MHLC than Danica Patrick," states Scott Watts, Chief Executive Officer, Dematic North America. "Patrick's career has all of the elements promoted by this conference — groundbreaking innovation, fierce competition, savvy business acumen. I'm sure attendees are looking forward to hearing her insights as much as I am."
Celebrating its 32nd year of supply chain education, the 2017 MHLC is the most comprehensive educational event in the industry, with over 50 sessions designed by industry experts to help supply chain professionals and their companies prepare for profitable growth.
For more information regarding the 2017 Material Handling & Logistics Conference, visit mhlc.com, or contact Cheryl Falk, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, at email@example.com or (262) 860-6715.
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.