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Appointments Swisslog Middle East welcomes new leadership and three new members to its team D ubai, UAE, 28th August, 2017 – The UAE location of intralogistics provider, Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS), welcomes the appointment of Alain Kaddoum as the company’s new General Manager as well as three new members to assist in bringing the robotic and data-driven intralogistics vision to life. The new leadership and growing team will play a critical role in supporting Swisslog’s continual growth strategy and in driving its leadership position in automated intralogistics solutions throughout the region. Kaddoum will directly drive and support the sales and business teams, developing strategies to support uptake of the company’s robot and data driven intralogistics automation solutions for forward-thinking customers in the UAE. Having worked for Swisslog for more than two years, and in the engineering industry for almost a decade, Kaddoum brings a wealth of experience and industry expertise to his new role as General Manager. to his collaborative approach. His passion and deep understanding of the local market makes him the right person to lead Swisslog to the next stage of our growth. Since joining Swisslog, Alain Kaddoum has had the opportunity to work with some incredible customers and his nomination will expand our reach across the entire Middle East region,” commented Daniel Hauser, Managing Director Region Middle East & Central Europe, Swisslog WDS. “Swisslog is a leading global company that is synonymous with creating effective innovative solutions. Our portfolio consists of various key technologies, such as robotics, ASRS, AGVs, shuttle systems, monorails, conveyors and software to help businesses innovate and maximize their intralogistics potential. Customers who have worked with Alain have been very responsive Kaddoum replaces Frédéric Zielinski after almost four years of senior leadership at Swisslog Middle East LLC, who leaves Swisslog due to personal reasons. Moreover Kaddoum bolsters the company’s leadership welcoming three new members to its team. Joining as Senior Project Manager, John Sassine is a qualified mechanical engineer with thirteen September 2017 51