Answering the call for micro-fulfillment

Automation vendors, including several startups, are lining up to meet the growing interest in micro-fulfillment centers. Automation characteristics like high storage density, rapid access to totes, and high uptime are vital to success, but vendors also point to the need to iron out supply chain issues like replenishment.

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Answering the call for micro-fulfillment

Alert Innovation Names Serial Entrepreneur John Gargasz Vice President Platform and Business Development

Gargasz will lead business expansion effort for retail robotics company

BOSTON, MA, December 18, 2020 – Alert Innovation, Inc., the maker of the retail industry’s most effective automated fulfillment solutions, is bolstering its executive team with the addition of John Gargasz as Vice President Platform and Business Development. Gargasz, who reports to Alert Innovation CEO and Founder John Lert, is charged with expanding Alerts grocery automation fulfillment business beyond the company’s anchor Walmart customer to the rest of the industry.

“John brings a breadth and depth of experience to Alert as an entrepreneur, manager and marketer to help our team realize the vision of Novastore and our mission to be the world’s leading supplier of automated grocery fulfillment solutions,” says Lert.

Gargasz is responsible for sales, marketing, product roadmap and partnership development.

“When I was introduced to Alert, I was very impressed by the years of forethought that John, Bill Fosnight and the team put into the Alphabot architecture to bring automation to the grocery business. It is a tremendous opportunity to market this solution to the grocery industry and help scale the business,” says Gargasz.

John Gargasz is a serial entrepreneur in tech and real estate and is also an early stage tech investor. His career spans a number of industry verticals including retail tech, defense communications, IoT Wireless and advanced materials with roles ranging from engineering to managing director and board member. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado.

About Alert Innovation, Inc

Founded in 2013, Alert Innovation’s mission is to improve people’s lives through innovation, starting with retail, by transforming how people shop and how retailers operate. Alert Innovation has brought to market the Alphabot Automated Storage and Retrieval System and Automated Each-Picking System and is creating a new kind of automated supermarket called Novastore™. More information is available at

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