Atlanta – February 1, 2021 —
Dematic recently announced the appointment of two new leaders to its global executive team. Michael Larsson has been named EVP, Dematic Americas Region and Michael Wu has been named Managing Director of Dematic China.
Larsson joins Dematic from ABB, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Automotive in ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business unit. Before that role, Michael also served as a Group Vice President and Head of Robot Systems, leading ABB’s turnkey solutions offerings to customers across global geographies in electronics, automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods clients. Having lived and worked on four continents, Larsson brings a diverse background to Dematic. Larsson succeeds Bernard Biolchini, who will return to a leadership role in Dematic’s Europe Region.
Wu joins the company from Haier, where he led its Industrial Intelligence and Automation division. Michael has more than 21 years of results-driven leadership roles in industrial electrical and automation, intelligent manufacturing, digital transformation, and industrial Internet sectors. The addition of Wu is a continuation of the growth strategy to localize the leadership team in China. Wu succeeds Jens Hardenacke, who will work closely with him over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition and execution of several key projects in the region.
Hasan Dandashly, President and CEO, Dematic stated, “As Dematic continues to grow in all regions where we operate, I’m pleased to welcome Michael and Michael to our leadership team. I am confident that their diverse experience from both a geographical and industry point of view will bring value to us as we look toward scaling and continuing to serve our customers in every market where they operate.”
Dandashly continued, “Both Bernard and Jens have made tremendous strides in growing the Americas Region and Dematic’s business in China. The perspectives and experience they have gained in working with our customers and teams in Dematic’s regions will allow them to expand our ability to collaborate and leverage our scale in Europe and globally.”
These new appointments continue to strengthen Dematic’s position as a global provider of intelligent automation solutions. For more information about Dematic, visit dematic.com, check out the Dematic Connections blog, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, the Dematic global network of 10,000 employees has helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the global leaders in industrial trucks and supply chain solutions, and a leading provider of warehouse automation
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