January 13, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Intelligrated, a leading American-owned automated material handling solution provider headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, has announced two new appointments to its leadership team. Edward Puisis (see photo) joins the company as chief financial officer and executive vice-president, and Jim Sharp is promoted to the position of executive vice-president.
Puisis and Sharp will report directly to Intelligrated’s chief executive officer Chris Cole, joining Jim McCarthy, president and chief executive officer and Steve Ackerman, executive vice-president, on the executive committee. Directly reporting to Puisis will be Mark Tefend, general counsel and vice-president, legal & human resources, Bryan Jones, vice-president and corporate controller and Steve Crone, chief information officer.
“We see these appointments as a strategic step toward positioning Intelligrated as the leader in the industry,” says Cole. “A commitment to investing in our leadership allows us to build a strong foundation for the long-term growth of the company, with a goal of supporting our customer relationships through communication and innovation.”
Puisis’ responsibilities include oversight of Intelligrated’s finance, human resources, information technology and procurement departments. He will maximize current relationships with commercial and investment banking and capital markets.
Sharp will oversee the implementation of the synergy plan developed following Intelligrated’s acquisition of FKI Logistex in June 2009. Sharp will direct the progress, budgets and implementation associated with the company’s integration efforts. Since 2002, Sharp has served as vice-president, finance and chief finance officer with Intelligrated.