E-commerce and logistics technology specialist CMC has appointed Vincent Halma as the CEO and president of CMC America. Halma will be responsible for leading the company’s operations in North America and Canada and accelerating business expansion and growth.
Halma brings more than 20 years of experience across the material handling industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president and head of the North America region at material flow automation company SSI Schaefer, and prior to this, he covered was president and CEO at materials handling manufacturer Kion Group North American.
Halma said, “Sustainability has always been a personal and professional passion for me. Automated packaging is one of the hottest trends in the warehouse automation industry. CMC is the innovator of automated packaging, and when I saw the first units running at customer sites I was impressed by the performance and innovation of these solutions. As I learned more about this, I got more excited. I was even more impressed by the environmental impact and ROIs of the CMC solutions. The 45% savings on packaging material, the ability to load up to 50% more product in a trailer, and efficiency in sortation make this one of the highest ROIs I have seen in warehouse automation projects.”
Francesco Ponti, CEO of CMC, commented, “Governance is a strategic issue for companies, and we are thrilled to pursue our expansion to become the leader in right-sized packaging technology, thanks to Vincent’s managing experience. Packaging automation today requires a high level of integration and Vincent’s expertise in material handling solutions will help the company to become a true solution provider for our US customers. Vincent will be able to foster our omnichannel approach to the technology helping clients to retrofit existing system designs with CMC Automation, thus improving ROI, time to market and the proliferation of brand-new facilities.
“CMC has focused its capacity expansion investments both in Europe and USA to foster its sales channels and drive a broad range of new services. With today’s global disruption, we are willing to become more accessible for our clients by improving the supply chain via our local facilities, optimizing shipping costs and environmental harm with lower carbon emissions.”