CMC SpA names Vincent Halma to lead CMC North America
CMC SpA, a KKR Global Impact Fund Portfolio Company and leading manufacturer of automated, perfect-sized packaging machines for e-fulfilment, today has announced to strengthen its leadership team with the appointment of Vincent Halma as the new CEO and President of CMC America Inc.
He will be responsible for leading the company’s operations in North America and Canada and accelerating the business expansion and growth in the geography.
A proven leader, Vincent brings more than 20 years’ experience across the material handling industry. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and Head of the North America region at SSI Schaefer and earlier he covered the role of North American president and CEO of the Kion Group. In his career he successfully led profitable transformation initiatives which encompassed marketing and governance skills acquired at the Ohio State University.
“Sustainability has always been a personal and professional passion for me. Automated packaging is one of the hottest trends in the warehouse automation industry. CMC is the innovator of automated packaging, and when I saw the first units running at customer sites I was impressed by the performance and innovation of these solutions. As I learned more about this, I got more excited. I was even more impressed by the environmental impact and ROI’s of the CMC solutions. 45% savings on packaging material, the ability to load up to 50% more product in a trailer, and efficiency in sortation make this a one of highest ROI’s I have seen in warehouse automation projects.”
said Vincent Halma.
CMC America, a direct subsidiary of CMC SpA is headquartered in North Carolina with offices and warehouse in Atlanta, it now counts 200 employees among sales, marketing and after sales team.
“Governance is a strategic issue for companies, and we are thrilled to pursue our expansion to become the leader in perfect-sized packaging technology, thanks to Vincent’s managing experience. Packaging automation today requires a high level of integration and Vincent’s expertise in the material handling solutions will help the company to become a true solution provider for our US customers. Vincent will be able to foster our omnichannel approach to the technology helping clients to retrofit existing system design with CMC Automation, thus improving ROI, time to market and the proliferation of brand-new facilities.
CMC has focused its capacity expansion investments both in Europe and US to foster its sales channels and drive a broad range of new services. With today’s global disruption, we are willing to become more accessible for our clients by improving the supply chain via our local facilities, optimizing shipping costs and environmental harm with lower carbon emissions.”
Francesco Ponti, CMC Spa CEO commented.