ELOKON, Inc., a leading innovator in automated forklift safety and fleet management systems, has promoted senior vice president of sales Mark Stanton to the new position of president and general manager for the North American region, effective immediately. Alex B. Johns, ELOKON’s national sales director since 2021, will become the new vice president of sales for the region. 

Stanton joined ELOKON in May 2023, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the materials handling industry, a deep knowledge of forklift fleet management and forklift safety systems and an impressive track record of driving growth and innovation. During the 8 months Stanton has been with the company, ELOKON has increased sales by approximately 30% and doubled the size of the ELOKON Inc. team.

“We expected big things from Mark when we brought him on to lead our sales team in North America last May, and he most definitely delivered,” said Alexander Glasmacher, CEO, ELOKON. “His extensive knowledge of forklift fleet management and safety systems, combined with strong leadership skills and an unparallelled strategic vision, has already resulted in higher sales and stronger employee morale. Mark is clearly the best person to run our growing business in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.” 

ELOKON’s cloud-based forklift fleet management solutions and forklift safety systems are used by some of the world’s largest companies to make their warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing plants safer and more efficient. North America is the largest addressable market for ELOKON’s solutions, growing steadily over the last three years with Johns playing a pivotal role in the positive growth trajectory. 

“Alex’s performance as our sales director in the U.S. has been simply stellar, with exceptional engagement with customers large and small,” said Stanton, who works from the company’s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta. “He’s a truly supportive team leader who inspires new sales members as well as current and new customers as we help them to become safer and more productive throughout their warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing plants.”

Prior to joining ELOKON in May 2021, Johns served as the director of sales for Advanced Mechatronics Solutions in Atlanta, following sales leadership and marketing roles at companies such as Acuity Brands, RAIT88 and Adams Beverages of NC, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business. 


 ELOKON is a specialist in forklift telematics and safety systems, providing cutting-edge solutions to help customers enhance safety, efficiency and productivity in their warehouses, logistics and manufacturing operations. Founded in 1986, ELOKON has offices in Germany, the U.S., and Poland, and serves customers in over 40 countries worldwide.