Apr 02, 2019 • 3 min read

Airport Business Magazine – Top 40 Under 40 Award Winners

by Kirsty Tull

The Airport Business Magazine "Top 40 Under 40” showcases the top talent and leading thinkers in the aviation industry who are building success today and innovations for the future. In 2018 two Daifuku Airport Technologies employees were nominated and awarded this honour.

Airport Business Magazine – Top 40 Under 40 Award Winners

The Airport Business Magazine “Top 40 Under 40” showcases the top talent and leading thinkers in the aviation industry who are building success today and innovations for the future. In 2018 two Daifuku Airport Technologies employees were nominated and awarded this honour.

With nominations currently underway for 2019, we wanted to recognise the impressive efforts of our 2018 award winners.

Andrew Grusnick

Joining Daifuku in July 2013, Andrew commenced his employment as a Project Manager and within two short years was promoted to Director of Project Management.

This impressive trajectory of Andrew’s career within Daifuku has been driven by his proven leadership skills making him a key asset to both the Company and his peers.

A key attribute often bestowed on Andrew is his ability to empower his team, to strive to be their best. With the ability to look at each experience, both positive and negative, as an opportunity to learn and grow.

A husband, father, employee, and student, Andrew is passionate about his goals for both today and the future, and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Michigan State.

In recent times, Andrew has championed the restructure of the North American Project Management group to support 100% growth in business year on year.  To achieve this, he has utilised creative staffing methods, including training retired military personnel, known for their highly focused attention to detail and organisational skills in Project Management.  He has also developed superintendents from the local Millwright Union Apprenticeship Program.

Alex Wuchte

Working for Daifuku North America since February of 2012, Alex spent his first four years learning the baggage handling system business as a controls engineer. Since this time, he has represented Daifuku at some of the busiest airports in the world, including Atlanta, Washington Dulles, and Philadelphia.

Demonstrating exemplary leadership in delivering quality systems to our aviation customers, Alex has assisted in the delivery of complex new systems while maintaining daily airport operations. Gaining the confidence of airlines and key stakeholders through utilising his technical expertise and effective communication.

In 2016, Alex transitioned from engineering to sales, where he has been able to leverage his technical expertise along with his relationship building skills in the development of new customer-centric solutions.

In 2018, Alex was promoted to Business Development Associate, following record sales growth the year prior, and has since been successfully leading sales teams on substantial baggage handling opportunities.

As we look to the 2019 awards, we sincerely congratulate both Andrew and Alex on their achievements as valued members of Daifuku Airport Technologies team.
To make a nomination for this year’s awards, please visit The 2019 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40 Awards submission page.

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