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Rob McKeel, CEO of FORTNA, Named 2023 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

March 22, 2023

ATLANTA (March 22, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced that the CEO of FORTNA, Rob McKeel, has been named to the prestigious Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2023 Pros to Know listing.

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FORTNA Named Finalist for 2023 MHI Innovation Award

March 12, 2023

ATLANTA (March 9, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, was recently named a finalist for the MHI Innovation Award with its FORTNA OptiSlot DC™ slotting software with Digital Twin Technology submission in the Best IT Innovation category.

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FORTNA Named Top Workplaces USA by Energage

March 12, 2023

ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced it has earned the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces.

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Dr. Russell D. Meller, FORTNA Principal Scientist, Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

March 12, 2023

ATLANTA (Feb. 7, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, is proud to recognize Dr. Russell D. Meller, FORTNA Principal Scientist, as being a fully inducted and member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Dr. Meller was elected in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering, specifically his large-scale distribution design and operations methodology.

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FORTNA HC-Loop Double Cell Sorter Wins Product of the Year Award

January 18, 2023

ATLANTA (Jan. 18, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced that the HC-Loop Double Cell cross-belt sorter from FORTNA is a 2022 Product of the Year, voted the top product in the conveyors and sortation category by readers of Material Handling Product News and MaterialHandling24/7.com. The product award win is the first since MHS Global and FORTNA combined in 2022 to create a single brand, FORTNA.

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Brian Finken, Jeff Cashman and Tom Liguori to Join FORTNA Executive Team

November 28, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (November 28, 2022) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced the appointment of three key leaders to their executive team.

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Fortna and MHS Global will now be known as a single company, FORTNA

November 1, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (November 1, 2022) - MHS Global, a leading global provider of material handling automation and systems integration and FORTNA, a leading software and solutions provider for warehouse distribution, have combined brands to create a single and powerful brand that will be known, henceforth, as FORTNA. The companies bring together decades of experience in the design, development and delivery of omnichannel and parcel distribution solutions, offering customers a uniquely versatile end-to-end path forward to optimize operations in the face of continual upheaval.

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MHS/Fortna Appoints Jim Hilderhoff Senior Vice President, Distribution and Fulfillment

October 3, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (October 3, 2022) - The newly combined MHS/FORTNA group, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced the appointment of Jim Hilderhoff as Senior Vice President, Distribution and Fulfillment. In this role, Hilderhoff will be responsible for the global Distribution and Fulfillment business including Commercial, Operations, Software Technology and Solutions. Jim will provide strategic leadership, establish long-range growth goals and drive success in solving our clients’ toughest problems.

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Fortna and Fortna | Optricity Recognized in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022

July 21, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (July 21, 2022) - FORTNA®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, and FORTNA | Optricity, known for its intelligent software solutions to fortify warehouse operations, have been recognized in the Gartner Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022. FORTNA is recognized in the category for Warehouse Control System, while in tandem, has also received recognition in the emerging technology space of Warehouse Execution System. FORTNA WES™, FORTNA’s premier Warehouse Execution System, manages and orchestrates the flow of physical assets in the warehouse, powering performance with intelligence. In addition, previously highlighted for delivering advanced slotting optimization to the industry, the FORTNA | Optricity highly acclaimed optimization solution, OptiSlot DC™ Software, is now recognized in a new category receiving recognition for Digital Twins in Warehousing.

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John Alexis Joins Fortna as New Chief Information Officer

April 21, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (April 21, 2022) - FORTNA®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announced the appointment of John Alexis as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, John will be responsible for establishing the FORTNA global IT strategy, including all IT applications and technologies associated with planning, operating, and supporting the business including data security, collaboration, and storage architectures.

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MHS and Fortna to Combine to Create Global eCommerce and Logistics Automation Leader

April 18, 2022

LOUISVILLE, KY AND ATLANTA, GA (April 18, 2022) - MHS Global (“MHS”), a leading global provider of material handling automation technology and systems integration, and FORTNA (“FORTNA”), a leading software and solutions provider for warehouse and distribution, will combine to form a multi-billion-dollar, multinational company providing parcel, warehouse and distribution, and lifecycle services. MHS and FORTNA belong to the investment portfolio of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”), a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies. THL will remain the majority owner of the combined company and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority ("ADIA") will acquire a significant minority stake to support the combination.

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Two Fortna Associates, Falk and Gue, Named “2022 Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

March 31, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (March 31, 2022) - FORTNA®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announced that two associates have been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s prestigious 2022 Pros to Know listing.

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