Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces the appointment of Markus Rimmele as General Manager – U.S. Operations and Technology Services. With more than 20 years of experience in electrical engineering, the commissioning of multimillion-dollar equipment, operations management, team building and business development, Rimmele will head up Cimcorp’s U.S. office in Norcross, Georgia. In this role, he will manage technology and service support for Cimcorp’s U.S. customer base, and guide and secure economic targets in the region.
Rick Trigatti, North America President, Cimcorp, said, “We opened our U.S. office in the second quarter of 2016. Thanks to the leadership of General Manager Vesa Hakanen, it has become an established home base for our North American field services in not only the Southeast market, but also the entire United States. This has made a profound impact on both our business as well as our customers, who benefit from fast, expert local support. As Vesa passes the reins to Markus, I look forward to seeing how he will elevate our profitability and customer satisfaction across the nation.”
Originally from Germany and based in Georgia for the past 10 years, Rimmele has worked in a wide range of industries, including automotive, medical devices, solar energy, machine tooling and materials handling. An analytical problem solver, Rimmele started his career as a service technician and controls engineer, and worked his way up to managerial positions, leading the implementation and servicing of European technologies in the North American market. He recently graduated from Georgia State University’s Executive MBA program, one of the top-ranked business schools in the Southeast. In his last role, he managed a business unit for a European engineering services company in Alpharetta, Georgia. Working with an international field services team, he planned and executed customized automation solutions in diverse industries and multiple geographic locations.
Markus Rimmele, General Manager – U.S. Operations and Technology Services, Cimcorp, said, “I am excited about this new position and to help strengthen Cimcorp’s U.S. service footprint. I see a tremendous opportunity for its materials handling solutions to fit right into the big Industry 4.0 picture coming together right now, with operations becoming more data-driven and automated, and maintenance becoming more predictive. I anticipate using my technical and business acumen to bridge the connections and bring in more technologies aligned with Industry 4.0 to Cimcorp’s customer base, helping them overcome tough challenges like labor shortage, know-how transfer, and accurate and timely order fulfillment, as well as keeping production downtime at a low level.”
Cimcorp Group – part of Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) – is a leading global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics and software technologies. As well as being a manufacturer and integrator of pioneering material handling systems for the tire industry, Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfillment and storage that are being used in the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and postal services sectors. With locations in Finland, Canada and the United States, the group has around 400 employees and has delivered over 2,500 logistics automation solutions. Designed to reduce operating costs, ensure traceability and improve efficiency, these systems are used within manufacturing and distribution centers in 40 countries across six continents. For more information, visit www.cimcorp.com.