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Daifuku America Corporation Hires Ken Soper as Systems Sales Engineer

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Daifuku America Corporation – a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions – has named Ken Soper as a systems sales engineer for Daifuku America’s factory and distribution automation team. Soper will be responsible for expanding the company’s warehouse and distribution business in North America.

Soper has over 25 years experience in the strategic planning, system design, program management and sales of automated material handling systems for warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. Previous to joining Daifuku America, Soper worked at HK Systems/Dematic where he was a part of their automated material handling system sales.

“Ken’s years of experience and market knowledge will make him a valuable player on our sales team” said Ralph Mills, Director of Integrated Systems for Daifuku America. “Ken will develop markets for our factory and distribution automation solutions using automated guided vehicles, conveyors, automated storage & retrieval systems, and sorter products.”

Soper graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

About Daifuku America Corporation
Daifuku America Corporation is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd. It provides automated material handling equipment including Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), Sortation Systems, Conveyor & Transport Systems, and Warehouse Management Solutions and Warehouse Control Software. For more information on Daifuku's products, visit

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