Dematic, Grand Rapids, Mich., opened a new engineering center in Seattle, Wash., expanding its ability to support companies in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Montana. More regionally-based engineering resources will optimize the solution development process, as well as system implementation and life cycle support for existing and prospective Dematic customers.

As a result, Lance Troutman joined the team as senior account manager, responsible for developing logistics solutions for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations for the Western region.