The Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA) has appointed Peter Lerigo its new President to serve a two-year term of office.
Formerly Vice-President of the association, Peter takes the reins just as AMHSA celebrates the success of its latest symposium, entitled ‘Future Material Handling’. Held at Silverstone on 2 May, the event attracted senior executives from many blue-chip brands including Nestlé, Marks & Spencer, DHL, John Lewis, TNT, Asda, Next, Kuehne + Nagel, Kimberly-Clark and Wincanton.
A real buzz
Commented Peter Lerigo, "The 2012 symposium was a fantastic way to begin my presidency of AMHSA. As we emerge from the economic difficulties of the past few years, there is a real buzz about the potential of supply chain automation to secure the productivity improvements and cost efficiencies required by companies facing today’s demanding multi-channel environment."
Lord Digby Jones
The symposium’s keynote speech was delivered by Lord Digby Jones – former Director General of the CBI and Minister of UK Trade & Investment – who warned delegates that investment in the logistics sector is vital to the UK’s global competitiveness, especially in the face of Asia’s tiger and cub economies. Delegates also enjoyed a number of presentations from senior figures in the logistics sector, as well as a Question & Answer session and the opportunity for networking.
Wealth of experience
In addition to a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Peter Lerigo, 48, has a wealth of experience in the logistics industry. Currently UK Sales Manager for AR Storage Solutions, he has previously served as Sales Director for Stocklin, Sales Manager for Travhydro, Contract Manager for Yale UK, National Account Manager for Lex Harvey and Business Development Manager for Dematic. Stepping into Peter’s shoes as Vice-President of AMHSA is Andrew Pilkington, Senior Solutions Design Engineer for Logistex.