Jervis B. Webb Company Hires Jerome Lavault as International Sales Director

Farmington hills, Mich. (Aug 17, 2011) — Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions – has named Jerome Lavault as International Sales Director for its Airport Systems. His initial focus will be the expansion of Webb’s airport baggage handling systems and equipment business in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Prior to joining Webb, Lavault worked in Siemens’ Airport Infrastructure Division as a Business Development Manager, Prior to that, he was Sales and Service Director for Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean with IER, Inc. (a provider of airport and airline hardware and software solutions). He also has worked extensively in China and India.
“Jerome has the global experience that is needed to grow our airport baggage handling business both in Latin America and the U.S.,” said Ken Hamel, Webb’s Senior Vice President of Airport Baggage Handling.  “His proven leadership in airport sales and service make him a tremendous asset to Webb’s team.”
Lavault received an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Operation Management from Lycee Jules Ferry in France.  He is proficient in Spanish, French and Portuguese.

About Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd.   It is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS).  Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, food/beverage, bulk handling, warehousing and manufacturing industries.  Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China.  The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.