John Ripple

John Ripple

SVP Automation

John Ripple is responsible for warehouse automation at Agile Cold Storage. He is experienced in the design and application of automated guided vehicle systems (AGVs), unit-load automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), conveyor systems, picking solutions, and control software. He has worked in the warehouse automation industry for more than 25 years and has completed dozens of projects, including many automated freezers. John enjoys developing solutions from the initial concept through start-up and support.


In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family. He has 4 active children that are busy with sports and extra-curricular activities. Soccer, gymnastics, crew, robotics, figure skating. Always an activity on the go. In addition, John enjoys working on home construction projects. Past projects include an epic treehouse, a sailboat, a swing set, and a greenhouse. John enjoys writing articles about warehouse automation. Stay tuned for a warehouse automation guidebook in the not too distant future.

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