MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pragmatek Consulting Group announces an expanded sales and consulting team to support its partnership with Vocollect, a voice-activated picking system for improving efficiency of warehouses and distribution centers. Four new team members have joined the firm, including two senior management consultants with responsibilities for engineering and implementing Vocollect's voice recognition software, and two senior account executives with sales responsibilities in different U.S. regions:
Richard Kinkel is senior management consultant who comes to Pragmatek from Florida-based Office Depot where he was senior manager of engineering. His 35 years of operations and warehouse management experience includes chief engineer of New Jersey-based A.C. Moore, where he led the design and installation of a new distribution center for 22,000 SKUs that was featured in Modern Material Handling magazine as "warehouse of the month." He holds an industrial engineering degree from Rider University. Kinkel resides in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Joe Tarvin is senior management consultant who brings 17 years of operations and distribution center management to Pragmatek. Most recently, he was senior account executive for the Western U.S. region for Georgia-based Infor Global Solutions. His previous experience includes sales for HighJump Software, business analyst for Cargill Inc. and just-in-time implementation project leader at Honeywell Inc. He holds an engineering technology degree from St. Cloud State University, as well as Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing certifications. Tarvin resides in Minnetonka, Minn.
Jim Donahue is senior account executive responsible for Vocollect sales in the Eastern U.S. region. He comes to Pragmatek from Pittsburgh-based Vocollect Inc. where he was territory account manager. He offers more than 25 years of experience in information technology, supply chain and process improvement consulting. Previously, he was manager for supply chain systems at Philadelphia-based Pep Boys. He holds a business management degree from Rutgers University School of Business, in addition to an undergraduate degree in computer information systems. He is certified in Six Sigma and project management. Donahue resides in Sewell, N.J.
Al Delarosa is senior account executive at Pragmatek, responsible for Vocollect sales in the Western U.S. region. His experience includes seven years of consultative sales for supply chain and warehouse management solutions. Most recently, he was territory sales representative for Vocollect Inc. in its Western region. He holds various Vocollect and RFID certifications. Delarosa resides in Los Angeles.
As a Vocollect partner, Pragmatek provides voice-activated technology and implementation services to improve worker productivity of distribution and supply chain centers, manufacturers, and grocery and convenience stores. Capabilities include: picking/selection, replenishment/put-away, cycle count, receiving, and outbound/loading.
Based in Minneapolis, Pragmatek offers SAP services, management consulting and enterprise performance management. The firm works with clients to design and implement operational, supply chain, business intelligence and voice-recognition strategies to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.pragmatek.com.
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