Who’s on the move: January 29, 2024

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by Emily Atkins


Michael Larsson

KION Group AG has appointed Michael Larsson as president of Dematic and member of the executive board of KION Group AG. Larsson succeeds Hasan Dandashly, who has retired from the company. Larsson will also have responsibility for the KION Industrial Truck Segment (ITS) for the Americas while retaining responsibility for the Dematic Americas region. A 35-year veteran of Industrial Automation and Robotics, Larsson most recently served as executive vice-president of Dematic’s Americas Region. Before joining Dematic, Larsson was senior vice-president and managing director of ABB’s Automotive Business Unit. During his 30-plus-years at ABB, he also served in increasing levels of executive leadership, as CFO and Business Leader across four continents. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stockholm University School of Economics in Sweden.


MHI recently announced its 2024 Board of Governors. The Board of Governors consists of the Officers and Board Governors of MHI plus the CEO and general counsel of the corporation. The Board of Governors serves as the Board of Directors for MHI. Members of the board are: Bryan Jensen, MHI chair, executive vice-president, St. Onge Company Inc; Brian Reh, MHI president, CEO, Gorbel Inc; Eddie Murphy, MHI vice -president, owner/president, SpaceGuard Products, Inc; Chris Becker, president, G.W. Becker, Inc; Annette Danek-Akey, chief supply chain officer, Penguin Random House; Rick Fox, president, FOX IV Technologies; Jason Minghini, senior vice-president operations, Kenco Logistics Service; Brian Neuwirth, president, UNEX Manufacturing, Inc; Karen Norheim, president and CEO, American Crane & Equipment; Kevin O’Neill, CEO, Steele Solutions, Inc; John Paxton, CEO, MHI; Brett Wood, president and CEO, Toyota Material Handling, North America; and Arthur Stroyd, Jr., MHI general counsel, Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC.

New Age Industrial

New Age Industrial has appointed Scott Schrum for outside sales in the Material Handling Division. Schrum brings over 30 years of experience in sales and management. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Economics, he began his career in the grocery industry. For 10 years, he worked at New Age Industrial in the Supermarket Sales Division. Since then, Schrum has held a variety of sales and management positions with Walmart and is an entrepreneur with a portfolio of successful businesses.