Jervis B. Webb Co. Announces 2 Promotions


FARMINGTON HILLS — Jervis B. Webb Co. has promoted Kenneth Hamel, left, to president and William Kline, right, to executive vice president of airport baggage handling.

In his new role, Hamel oversees all departments and subsidiaries of Webb including sales, finance, engineering, project management, customer service, IT, legal, human resources, and manufacturing.  He joined the company more than 33 years ago and was most recently senior vice president of airport baggage handling. Hamel is also a member of Daifuku Webb Holding Co.’s board of directors.

 Kline will lead Webb’s airport baggage handling division to future growth and expansion. Kline has been with Webb for over 12 years and has over 25 years of experience in the airport baggage handling industry. He was most recently vice president of project management.

“The vast knowledge and leadership skills of Ken and Bill will help further grow our business and improve our bottom line,” said Brian Stewart, chairman, president & CEO of Daifuku Webb Holding Co. “Their long time commitment to the company has improved our entire organization and led to stronger relationships between the company and our customers.”

Jervis B. Webb Co. is a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Co., a leading developer of innovative material handling technology.