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Automation Expert Tom Coyne Joins Primus as President of Primus Solutions Group

Primus is pleased to announce Tom Coyne has joined our team and is serving as the new president of Primus Solutions Group, our in-house automation division.

Tom joins Primus most recently from viastore where he had an impressive run as president with year-over-year revenue growth of up to 40%. Before viastore, Tom was equally successful at Kardex Remstar, System Logistics Corp. and Rapistan Corp. (now Dematic Corp.). He attributes his success to an insatiable curiosity about how systems work. This goes beyond automation equipment and includes building teams that are encouraged to stretch their limits and find the best solutions to customer business goals.

Primus was one of the first design-build firms in the cold storage space to incorporate automation design into its process. This led to successful projects for Mar-Jac Poultry, Case Farms, Americold and more. As the demand for automation continues to grow, so does the firm’s commitment to ensuring the Solutions Group has the resources to be successful. Tom provides the leadership and experience to do that.

Solutions Group Executive Vice President Randy Jennings has nothing but praise for Tom. “I have known of Tom, his reputation and experience in the automated material handling industry, for decades and have personally worked with him on opportunities over the past five years,” he said. “I believe that he brings a great deal of experience to our company that not only will enhance the professional offerings of the Solutions Group, but I feel will make Primus a better company for his joining us.”

Tom Coyne can be reached at


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