Swisslog Names Pugliese Sales VP for Canadian Market

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New sales chief responsible for revenue growth of company's two product lines in Canada.

Canada is a very important growth market for both our materials transport product line, primarily pneumatic tube systems, and our medication management product line.

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and medication management solutions for hospitals, today named Anthony Pugliese vice president of sales for Canada.

In this role, Mr. Pugliese, who is based in Toronto, will be responsible for further penetration of the company’s two main product lines – materials transport and medication management – into the Canadian market.

“We are pleased a proven sales executive like Anthony has decided to join the Swisslog team,” Executive Vice President Bob Rasmussen said. “Canada is a very important growth market for both our materials transport product line, primarily pneumatic tube systems, and our medication management product line. As such, we expect Anthony to leverage his considerable sales and customer relationship skills for the benefit of Swisslog.”

Prior to joining Swisslog, Pugliese held a number of senior sales management roles within the energy management sector and was responsible for the development of large-scale infrastructure renewal projects within the Canadian public sector markets. Prior to that, he was a regional manager within the financial services and commercial insurance industry in the northeastern U.S.

Pugliese earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from State University of New York in Buffalo.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and medication management systems in more than 3,000 hospitals around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply chain management approach to the logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, Colo.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit http://www.swisslog.com.

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