After more than 40 years in Material Handling, Eastman looks forward to new chapter
SOUTH BEND, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Lawrence ‘Skip’ Eastman, CEO of Twinlode Corporation and a revered leader in the material handling industry, announced his retirement, effective at the end of the month. Eastman has enjoyed a long and successful career that started in 1976 and has continued throughout more than 40 years of change and evolution in supply chain and warehouse management.
With his retirement, he looks forward to remaining on the board of directors at Twinlode and focusing on his nonprofit, Point to Life Ministries International; a local, national and international origination designed to help people find direction in their life by providing basic needs and helping to guide them to independence.
“What a pleasure it has been to be a part of an industry that is an integral piece of people’s everyday lives,” said Skip Eastman, CEO of Twinlode Corporation. “I have seen a lot of change and advancements take place and have enjoyed every one of the relationships I have built being part of groups such as MHI and RMI as well as the people that truly make this industry a great place to be. While I will really miss being a part of this tremendous industry on the day-to-day, I am truly looking forward to the next chapter of my life with excitement.”
“Skip’s career embodies a rare mix of leadership, technical skill and salesmanship; all capped off with a level of honesty and integrity which has gained him the respect of all who have worked with him,” said Steve Rogers, executive vice president of Hannibal Industries. “In this business, we have the privilege of meeting a wide cast of characters and many we come to have great respect for, but few we can call a friend. I consider Skip a friend and all of us at Hannibal wish him the best in the next chapter of his life.”
“I have known Skip Eastman for thirty-seven years in a variety of roles, as a customer, then an employee at several levels, and then as a customer again. Skip has been creative and optimistic in every role that I have known him, with the highest degree of personal integrity,” said Jay Anderson, president of Steel King. “Skip initiated many relationships in the material handling industry that will last for many years beyond his well-deserved retirement.”
Eastman began his career in the 1970s and has been involved the material handling industry overseeing traditional rack projects as well as witnessing the beginnings of warehouse automation develop into what it is today. His work proudly includes warehouse planning and execution globally for some of the largest brands in the world.
About Twinlode Automation:
Twinlode Automation is a leading supplier of high-density storage systems, specializing in the beverage, produce and food processing industries. It offers a full line of storage rack solutions, including drive-in/drive-thru, push back, pallet flow and case/carton flow rack systems and selective and cantilever storage racks. For more information, please visit http://www.twinlodeautomation.com or follow them on Twitter @twinlode or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/twinlode-racking-corporation
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