Warehouse automation firm AutoStore announces string of key appointments

Robotics and warehouse automation company, AutoStore has announced a series of key appointments to its business development and partner management teams to prepare for the start-up’s crucial next stage of growth.

Joining its 10-strong UK team to help drive AutoStore’s UK expansion plans is Alex Forrest who will oversee AutoStore’s business development across the manufacturing and industrial portfolios.

Forrest comes with a strong background in engineering, where he rose up the ranks over a decade at global factory automation manufacturer, Keyence. He developed through various sales and account management positions.

Commenting on his appointment, Alex Forrest, Business Development Manager at AutoStore said: “The company culture and the exciting vision that AutoStore laid out for the future were key factors in my decision to join AutoStore.

“AutoStore is rapidly growing, developing disruptive products that are completely different to anything else in the marketplace. I am looking forward to helping the AutoStore team accelerate growth in key untapped areas.”

In another boost to AutoStore’s partner management and business development team, Paul Cusack recently joined AutoStore as Partner Sales Manager, where he liaises between AutoStore’s integration partners and the business.

As a qualified electronic technician, Cusack brings over 25 years in the automation sector and joins AutoStore from OMRON Corporation where he held several sales management-related roles too – including establishing the first logistics & warehouse team in the UK.

Paul Cusack, Partner Sales Manager at AutoStore said: “AutoStore’s philosophy and approach towards product development align perfectly with my own values as a solution-orientated hands-on based person who likes to get things done.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to focus on engaging closely with partners ensuring that AutoStore is the primary vendor that our partners push as a solution. A key focus for me is to demonstrate the important role automation plays in upskilling warehouse jobs and significantly reducing boredom and risk in day-to-day roles, subsequently tackling the staff shortages the industry is currently facing.”

These appointments follow a fruitful period of business success for AutoStore, which includes a substantial boost to revenues in the first quarter of 2022, compared to the same period last year.