John Hill Recognized at MHI Annual Conference for Decades of Dedicated Service

Monday, October 24, 2016

During the 2016 MHI Annual Conference, John Hill was designated an Emeritus Member of the Roundtable Advisory Committee at MHI and Lifetime Director of the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI). 
The title of Lifetime Director for MHEFI comes as a result of Hill’s many contributions to the foundation, including generous donations, time and continuous support. Hill was involved from the foundation’s beginnings in 1976 and has served on the MHEFI Board of Directors since 1978.
Hill has also contributed a lifetime of service to the MHI Board and Roundtable, serving in multiple capacities since 1977 and was designated an Emeritus Member of the MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee.
John M. Hill is now a Director for St. Onge Company. Hill is a former president of MHEFI and MHI. He is also a former COO/CEO and officer of automatic data collection and supply chain execution systems firms with more than 100 successful AIDC (bar code, RFDC & RFID), warehouse equipment and warehouse (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) systems installations.  
He has led consulting engagements including logistics strategy assessment, requirements analysis and development of specifications, supplier selection, training and coordination of material handling, data collection and warehouse/ transportation management system implementations. He has worked with leading firms including Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Aluminum, CSX Corporation, Ford Motor Company, GE, General Motors, the Gillette Company, Hewlett-Packard, the Keebler Company, Land O’Lakes, Purina Feed, Pepsi Bottling and many others. 
He was the recipient of the 1997 Norman L. Cahners and 2004 Reed-Apple awards for contributions to the U.S. material handling industry.
The following members were also honored at this year’s event:
Stephen L. Parsley
MHEFI Board of Directors
2006 - 2016
Dave Lippert
MHEFI Board of Directors
2006 - 2016
Gary Forger
MHEFI Board of Directors
2005 – 2007 and 2013 - 2016
Brian Neuwirth
Roundtable Advisory Committee
2009 – 2016
Rick Fox
OFS Chairman
2015 - 2016
Pete Kerrick
CMAA Vice President – Engineering
2011 - 2016
Rob Beightol
MMA President
2014 - 2016
Alan Reigart
ISSG Chairman
2015 - 2016
Chris Becker
CMAA President
2015 - 2016
Mike Pilgrim
LODEM Chairman
2013 - 2016
Jerry Koch
ASG Chairman
2015 - 2016
About MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution-specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to education industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
Contact: Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.