Novi, MI (June 16, 2021) - Daifuku North America Holding Company has named Todd Alderman as president of the Jervis B. Webb Company, its airport and automated guided vehicle systems division. Mr. Alderman replaces the retiring Tim Hund, who has held the position since 2016. Todd has been with Jervis B. Webb for 25 years, during which time he has served in many capacities, including manager of controls engineering, director of business development and vice president of operations.
“Todd has had a long and distinguished career with Jervis B. Webb and is eminently qualified to lead the company forward. He has deep experience in all aspects of the business and has shown exemplary performance in everything he does. I am fully confident that the Webb business will flourish under his leadership,” said Shuichi Honda, President and CEO of Daifuku North America.
Mr. Alderman began his career with Jervis B. Webb’s Ann Arbor Computer division in 1996 as an engineering intern and has remained with the company ever since. As a controls engineer, he oversaw conveyor projects for the warehousing and distribution, automotive and airport industries. As director of business development, he was responsible for sales of airport baggage handling systems. And as vice president of operations, he oversaw engineering, project execution, sales, procurement and manufacturing.
"For over 55 years, our business has been part of the Boyne City, Pellston, and Harbor Springs communities," said Tim Hund, President of Jervis B. Webb. "We are proud of this new endeavor and look forward to consolidating our skilled workforce in one location to expand our manufacturing capability and best serve our customer’s needs."
Mr. Alderman has both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He holds two patents, including a recent patent for a mobile inspection table that uses automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to streamline airport baggage inspection operations.
About Jervis B. Webb Company and Daifuku North America
Jervis B. Webb Company is a material handling manufacturer based in the United States and has been in business since 1919. The company was purchased by Daifuku in 2007 and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company (Daifuku North America). Daifuku North America is wholly owned by Daifuku Co., Ltd., headquartered in Osaka, Japan. Operating since 1937, Daifuku Co., Ltd. has over 10,000 personnel worldwide and is the largest material handling company in the world in terms of sales. The business includes consulting, engineering, manufacturing, installation, after-sales services for logistics systems, baggage handling systems, and material handling equipment.
About Daifuku North America Holding Company
Daifuku North America Holding Company is based in Novi, Michigan, with sales and manufacturing locations throughout the continent. It is comprised of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Inc. (ELS), Daifuku Cleanroom Automation America Corporation and Wynright Corporation and is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of innovative material handling technology such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyors, automobile production line systems, baggage handling systems, cleanroom systems and operations and maintenance services. Daifuku North America specializes in integrated systems used in a variety of industries, including automotive, airport, semiconductor, flat panel display, food/beverage, warehousing and manufacturing.