Beumer Corporation, the wholly-owned US subsidiary of Beckum, Germany-based Beumer Group, has named Markus Schmidt president and chief executive officer.

Markus Schmidt joins the company with immediate effect. Beumer Group has stated that it “is pleased to welcome a seasoned leader with a proven track record of collaborative partnerships”.

With more than 30 years of industry experience and 18 years of executive experience, Schmidt brings decades of expertise in intralogistics automation, market segment-orientated strategy, understanding of the unique challenges facing operations throughout North America and a dedication to collaboration with both internal and external partners.

“We are pleased to have Markus join Beumer to lead our North American operations,” said Rudolf Hausladen, CEO of the Beumer Group. “Markus’ expertise in intralogistics automation coupled with strategic leadership within multinational organisations will enhance our sustainable success by creating valuable solutions for our customers in Canada, the United States and Mexico.”

“I’m honoured to join the Beumer team at such a crucial time for our industry, as it faces exceptional growth, technological advancements and a continuing e-commerce surge,” said Schmidt. “I look forward to working with the North American team to provide solutions that enhance productivity, efficiency and create unparalleled customer value across the many markets we serve.”

Schmidt earned his diploma from the University of Cologne (Germany) and has sought advanced education focused on leadership development at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and the University of St Gallen (Switzerland).

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