VARGO® Hires Tate Westall, Adds to Software Support Team


Hilliard, OH, Dec. 2, 2019 — VARGO®, a leading provider of material handling systems integration, warehouse execution software and equipment solutions for major fulfillment and distribution centers, has hired Tate Westall as a software support specialist.

In this role, Westall provides on-site and remote software support for clients around the country. He assists with installations for new clients who are using VARGO®’s Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine (COFE®), the first waveless warehouse execution system software that organizes and optimizes order fulfillment by sequencing and synchronizing workflow. The WES solution, first developed in 1976, has been successfully installed in many different distribution environments.

“We look forward to seeing how Tate grows in his role at VARGO®, where we will tap into his knowledge of software engineering to provide support and quality assurance for our customers,” said Bart Cera, president and COO of VARGO®.

Westall earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science in May 2019 from Kent State University. He is certified as a Python Developer and, as a hobby, is a game developer with Wild Beard Games.

He lives in Mansfield, Ohio (ZIP Code 44907).


About VARGO®

VARGO® is a team of mechanical and software engineers changing e-commerce operations by designing fulfillment solutions differently than anyone else in the industry. For more than four decades, VARGO® has worked with manufacturers, distributors and leading retailers — such as American Eagle, Gap and Forever21 — to improve material handling operations. VARGO® uses its proven, pull-based methodologies to create intelligent solutions for fulfillment centers and continues to be a leader in its industry by integrating robotics and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) into its solutions. In summer 2018, the VARGO® Tech Center opened to accommodate the company’s rapid growth in recent years. The new space provides a high-tech hub for the company’s growing software team. VARGO® is the only company that offers COFE® (Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine), the software that does for fulfillment what Lean did for manufacturing. For more information, visit