Daifuku Webb Holding Co. Promotes Brian Stewart To Chairman, President and CEO: Farmington Hills-based Daifuku Webb Holding Co. announced the promotion of Brian Stewart to chairman, president and CEO. In this role, Stewart oversees all Daifuku Webb entities, including Jervis B. Webb Co., Daifuku America Corp., Elite Line Services and Logan Teleflex Inc. He also continues to serve as president of Jervis B. Webb Co. Former Daifuku Webb co-CEO and chairman Takashi Hiramoto remains as a director of the company. Stewart was formerly president and co-CEO of Daifuku Webb. He joined Jervis B. Webb in 1981 as a junior engineer and has held numerous positions, including COO, vice president of engineering and senior vice president of operations. In addition, Daifuku Webb promoted Aki Nishimura to president of Daifuku America Corp., which is headquartered in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Nishimura was previously vice president of Daifuku America's Automotive Division. Former Daifuku America president Nobo Morita continues to serve as an executive internal consultant. Nishimura joined Daifuku Co. in 1987 and has held numerous positions including general manager of Daifuku Canada Inc. Finally, Daifuku Webb promotes Mike Conner to president of ELS, which is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. Conner was previously vice president and general manager of ELS. He also is appointed to the Daifuku Webb board of directors. Conner joined ELS in 2002. Previously, he has held leadership roles with Fortune 1000 companies such as Fujitsu, Unisys, Pier 1 Imports, and Invensys. Daifuku Webb Holding Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is a developer of material handling technology such as automatic guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyors, baggage handling systems, cleanroom systems, bulk handling systems, and airport maintenance services. It consists of Daifuku America Corp., Jervis B. Webb Co., Elite Line Services and Logan Teleflex, Inc. Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food and beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, with manufacturing locations throughout North America.
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