Swisslog names new president and CEO of Americas region

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Sean Wallingford, the new President and CEO of Swisslog America. | Source: Swisslog

Swisslog, a provider of warehouse automation and software and KUKA subsidiary, has named Sean Wallingford as its new President and CEO of Swisslog Logistics. The company hopes that Wallingford will help to take advantage of additional growth opportunities in the Americas and expand the company’s market position in the region.

“Swisslog’s portfolio is well positioned for growth in the Americas. We see the most potential for this growth and customer value in three main areas. First is our integrated solutions, including robot-based applications like our ACPaQ mixed case palletizer. Second is standardized ASRS applications, including our CarryPick order picking solution and AutoStore. Third is intelligent software, such as our SynQ management software,” Wallingford said. “I’m excited to support our customers with the advanced automation solutions and software they need to keep their supply chains running efficiently.”

Before joining Swisslog, Wallingford was the President of Warehouse Solutions for North America at Vanderlande. There, he helped to drive growth in the North American region and direct the global warehouse software strategy.


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Wallingford also has almost a decade of experience at Honeywell Intelligrated, where he held several roles including Vice President of Software Product Management. There, he was responsible for Honeywell Intelligrated’s software strategy and its Connected DC Software solutions.

In April 2022, Swisslog joined Berkshire Grey’s Partner Alliance program as a strategic systems integration partner.

Swisslog’s is also an integration partner of AutoStore, a company that provides a modular and flexible automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS). The ASRS solution is able to store anything from pallets to small cartons or bins. Swisslog company also offers transport and conveyor systems, picking and palletizing systems and software solutions.

Swisslog, previously Sprecher + Schuh, was founded in 1900 in Aarau, Switzerland. It was acquired by KUKA for $357 million in 2014.

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Brianna Wessling

Brianna Wessling is an Associate Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media. She joined WTWH Media in November 2021, and is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas. She can be reached at bwessling@wtwhmedia.com