Dec 14, 2011

Webb Hires John Daugherty for Global Product Sales

Farmington hills, Mich. — Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions – has named John Daugherty as Midwest/Eastern Zone Manager for Global Product Sales. His focus will be on selling Webb’s conveyor products through distribution and direct channels for the Midwest and Eastern Zones of the United States.

John has worked in the material handling industry for over 30 years. He began his material handling career at Webb in high school as a co-op student. More than half of John’s career has consisted of extensive work in the Unibilt Product group at Webb. John also has experience in sales, engineering and project management. John has previously worked at Durr Systems where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of material handling systems for automotive assembly plants. Most recently John was a contract worker for Ford Motor Company where he specified and managed the modifications necessary to produce the next generation of vehicles at the Chicago Assembly Plant.

“John’s extensive work in the material handling industry will continue to lead Webb in growing our Midwest/Eastern Zone” said Brent Brosch, Webb’s Managing Director of Global Product Sales. “His knowledge in sales, engineering and project management will prove to be an asset to our Global Product Sales team.”

John Daugherty received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree from Lawrence Technological University.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd.   It is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS).  Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, food/beverage, bulk handling, warehousing and manufacturing industries.  Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China.  The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.