Michael Kay20182019
Bill Ferrell 20162017
Andres Carrano20142015
Kimberly Ellis20122013
Jeff Smith 20102011
Benoit Montreuil20082009
Kevin Gue20062007
Russell Meller20042005
Brett Peters20022003
Richard Lindeke 20002001
John Usher1998 1999
Mikell Groover19961997
Deb Medeiros 19941995
Bob Taylor 19921993
Robert Graves1990 1991
Micky Wilhelm 19881989
Leon McGinnis 19861987
Emory Enscore (Vice President)19861987
Richard Ward 19841985
Tom Cullinane 19821983
Bill Biles (Vice President)19821982
Jim Tompkins19801981
Earl Ferguson 19781979
John White1976 1977
John Ritchey 1974 1975
David Freeman 1972 1973
Stephen Roberts (Vice Chair)19721973
Ruddell Reed, Jr.19701971
James Lapsley 19681969
Hew Young19661967
James Apple 19651965
Robert LaForge (Vice Chair)1960 1960
James Bright19591960
John Day 19581958
Harold Amrine19571958
Norman Shikes (Vice Chair)19571958
Byron Saunders 19551956
Howard Palmer (Vice Chair) 1952 1954
Spencer Larsen19521954
Jesus Jimenez (2016-2019)
Donald Warsing (2016-2019)
Shanthi Muthuswamy (2016-2019)
Andy Johnson (2014-2019)
David Porter(2014-2017)
Malini Natarajarathinam(2014-2017)
Phil Kaminsky (2014-2017)
Andrew Johnson (2014-2017)
Eric Ballot (2014-2017)
Hector Carlo (2014-2017)
Matthew Marshall (2014-2017)
Michael Kay (*) (2012-2015)
Chen Zhou (2012-2015)
Ananth Krishnamurthy (2012-2015)
William Ferrell (2012-2021)
Henrik Christensen (2012-2013)
Elif Akcali (2012-2015)
Young Jun Son (2010-2013)
Liz Schlemer (2010-2012)
Kees Jan Roodbergen (2010-2013)
Steve Lavender (2010-2013)
Ricki Ingalls (2010-2013)
Amy Zander (2009-2009)
Jim Rumpf (2008-2011)
Uday Venkatadri (2008-2011)
Leon McGinnis (*) (2008-2011)
Rene Villalobos (2008-2011)
Don Eisenstein (2008-2011)
Andres Carrano (2008-2019)
Carter Kerk (2006-2009)
Kimberly Ellis (2006-2017)
Yossi Bukchin (2006-2009)
Matthew Stephens (2006-2007)
Karl Manrodt (2006-2009)
Lloyd Rinehart (2006-2009)
Mike Ensby (2006-2009)
Barry Lawrence (2006-2009)
Jeff Smith (2004-2015)
Rakesh Nagi (2004-2007)
Dale Masel (2004-2013)
Spyros Reveliotis (2004-2007)
Gail DePuy (2004-2007)
Dale Atkins (2002-2005)
Bryan Norman (2002-2005)
Tom Lacksonen (2002-2005)
Benoit Montreuil (2002-2013)
Kevin R. Gue (2002-2011)
Eric Johnson (2000-2003)
Howard Zollinger (1999-2003)
Alice Smith (1999-2003)
Jim Noble (1999-2003)
Jose Ventura (1998-2001)
Andrew Liou (1998-2001)
Sunderesh Heragu (1998-2001)
Don Taylor (1997-2001)
Russell Meller (1997-2009)
Michael Kay (1997-2001)
Richard Lindeke (1996-2003)
Brett Peters (1996-2005)
Paul Griffin (1996-1999)
Ken Currie (1995-1998)
David Pratt (1994-1997)
Charles Malmborg (1994-1997)
Stan Bullington (1994-1997)
John Usher (1993-2003)
Marcus Tilery (1993-1996)
Jim Luxhoj (1993-1996)
Tom Landers (1993-1996)
Suresh Khator (1992-1995)
Rod Reasor (1992-1995)
Mikell Groover (1992-1999)
Mike Mullens (1991-1994)
Marc Goetchalckx (1990-1993)
Ron Askin (1990-1993)
Deb Medeiros (1991-1997)
Wilbert Wilhelm (1989-1992)
Jessica Matson (1989-1992)
Gerry Graves (1989-1992)
Fred Choobineh (1989-1992)
Eric Haffner (1988-1991)
Jim Fales (1988-1991)
Larry Stecker (1987-1990)
Yavuz Bozer (1987-1990)
John Stockton (1986-1989)
David Meade (1986-1989)
Hugh Kinney (1986-1989)
Bob Taylor (1986-1995)
Robert Graves (1984-1993)
Micky Wilhelm (1982-1991)
Leon McGinnis (1982-1989)
Edward Fisher (1986-1989)
Marilyn Jones (1985-1988)
Carl Estes (1985-1988)
Kailish Bafna (1985-1988)
Dell Kimbler (1984-1987)
William Kennedy, Jr. (1984-1987)
Thomas Ray (1983-1986)
Richard Henry (1983-1985)
Emory Enscore (1983-1987)
Richard Ward (1982-1987)
Jose Tanchoco (1982-1985)
Harris Travis (1981-1984)
Don Phillips (1981-1984)
Charles Proctor (1980-1984)
Harold Steudel (1980-1984)
Colin Moodie (1976-1978)
Jim Tompkins (1977-1983)
Tom Cullinane (1975-1985)
Bill Biles (1979-1982)
Dennis Webster (1978-1981)
Eugene Magad (1977-1980)
Tom Ward (1977-1979)
Otto Hoffman (1979-1982)
Robert Magowan (1975-1980)
Marvin Agee (1976-1978)
Victor Tamashunas (1975-1978)
Randall Sadowski (1975-1978)
Sidney Gilbreath (1975-1978)
John Mariotti (*) (1975-1977)
John White (1973-1979)
Earl Ferguson (1973-1980)
Paul Andrews (1973-1976)
John Ritchey (1973-1976)
Ronald Boling (1972-1975)
Stephen Roberts (1971-1974)
James Apple (*) (1970-1974)
Harold Wolkoff (1969-1973)
David Freeman (1969-1974)
Robert Cooley (1969-1973)
Major Robert Canady (1969-1971)
Major James Geiger (1968-1968)
Lynwood Johnson (1968-1969)
William Morris (1967-1968)
Richard Wilson (1966-1969)
Ruddell Reed, Jr. (1966-1973)
James Moore (1966-1971)
John Mariotti (1966-1968)
James Lapsley (1966-1970)
Hew Young (1960-1967)
William Lynam (1960-1965)
Paul Eaton (1960-1967)
Ralph Swalm (1960-1965)
Arthur Gould (1960-1960)
Robert LaForge (1957-1965)
John Day (1956-1959)
Fred Winter (1952-1954)
Harold Worley (1956-1959)
James Bright (1955-1960)
J.W. Wunsch (1952-1953)
Frederick Winter (1952-1955)
Norman Shikes (1953-1960)
Walter Schirmer (1953-1954)
Byron Saunders (1952-1966)
Vincent Reade (1952-1953)
Howard Palmer (1952-1955)
Spencer Larsen (1952-1965)
John Huffman (1953-1957)
George Hagemann (1953-1955)
Irving Footlik (1952-1965)
W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. (1952-1953)
James Apple (1952-1966)
Harold Amrine (1952-1958)
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Sponsors: Georgia Southern University
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Sponsors: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Swisslog, Gebhardt, BVL International
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Sponsors: Intelligrated, Inc.
Location: Gardanne, France
Sponsors: Ecole des Mines Saint-Etienne, Center of Microelectronics in Provence
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sponsors: Red Prairie and HK Systems
Location: Dortmund, Germany
Sponsors: Beumer Savoye and DHL
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Sponsors: Daifuku America
Location: Graz, Austria
Sponsors: Technical University Graz, Knapp, Salomon Automation, SSI Schaefer Peem, and TGW.
Location: Portland, Maine
Sponsors: Southworth International
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Sponsors: St. Onge Company
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Sponsors: Motorola Corporation
Location: S'Hertogenbosh, Netherlands
Sponsors: Vanderlande Industries
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sponsors: Rapistan Demag Corporation
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sponsors: Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley
Location: Hebron, Kentucky
Sponsors: Litton Industrial Automated Systems (now HK Systems)
Material Handling Teachers Institute
CICMHE sponsors a Teachers Institute on an every two year schedule for faculty members who teach material handling in two-and four-year schools of technology, as well as in schools of engineering at four-year universities. The Teachers Institute is held in the summer of odd-numbered years.
International Material Handling Research Colloquium
Since 1990, CICMHE has sponsored an International Research Colloquium in conjunction with the U.S. National Science Foundation and leading companies within the industry. Like the Teachers Institute, the Colloquium has been conducted on an every two year cycle, with the Colloquium being offered in the summer of even-numbered years.
National Student Design Competition
For the last several years, CICMHE, in conjunction with the Material Handling Institute, has sponsored a national team design competition for students interested in the design and analysis of material handling systems.
Material Handling Education Foundation
Scholarships in Material Handling The Material Handling Education Foundation offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a material handling related program at a pre-approved institution of higher education. Last year the Foundation offered 28 scholarships with a total value of $73,500. More information about the scholarships can be obtained by contacting Donna Varner.

College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) of MHI has developed a list of certificates and certifications that are currently offered by academic institutions as well as professional societies in the US in the field of material handling, logistics, and supply chain. The certificates and certifications are targeted for professionals who are interested in enhancing their technical skills and backgrounds in the fields of material handling, logistics, and supply chain, instead of attending a degree program as a full time graduate student. As the list contains programs available throughout the country, interested professional can select a program that will be most suitable based on their technical interests and geographical location. Each program in the list provides a link to their program, where people can find more details on the program such as costs, schedule, duration, and technical contents.

List of Certificates on MH, Logistics, and Supply Chain

Organizational Structure

CICMHE is organized into two working committees. A brief overview of each committee is provided below:

Events Committee
Plan and execute structured events to facilitate learning and research, promote knowledge transfer, provide exposure to and awareness of the field, address current industry needs and trends, and strengthen the bridge between industry and academia.

Projects Committee
Initiate and conduct projects to transform and modernize existing educational offerings, create and maintain new educational offerings, assess usage and effectiveness of offerings, identify, incubate, and foster research in material handling and related domains; and leverage connections between CICMHE and councils, product sections, and affiliated trade associations.

Communication and Technology Transfer

CICMHE continually monitors activities with the different MHI product sections and councils to facilitate technology transfer between the groups. This monitoring is primarily conducted by having CICMHE members attend the meetings of the product sections and councils. The activities of the product sections and councils often provide information to the CICMHE members on the latest advances in material handling equipment and technology as well as keep them abreast of the challenges and issues that a particular industry segment is facing. Additionally, issues or topics will arise where CICMHE can assist the product section on special projects. These projects might involve developing white papers on a particular topic, creating overviews and summaries that can be used to promote the activities of the product section, or developing tools to assist in designing or analyzing material handling technologies (e.g. economic justification software, an ergonomic toolbox, or a carousel throughput estimation package).

Materials Handling & Management Society Latam (MHMS Latam)

MHMS Latam, is a nonprofit organization established in 1996 with the support and acknowledgment of MHI, having as its main purpose to develop research and education programs devoted to Latin America logistics professionals. Our main areas of development are in logistics, logistic networks, supply chain, procurement, distribution, material handling, and digital logistics.

Our certification programs include:

  • Certified in Supply Chain Management
  • Certified in Outbound Logistic Management
  • Certified in Procurement Management
  • Certified in Sales and Operations Planning

Visit www.mhmslatam.org to learn more.

CICMHE Managing Director

Penny Hamner



David Porter
Oregon State University

Shanthi Muthuswamy
Northern Illinois University

Past President
Michael Kay
NC State University

Liaison to the Roundtable
Bill Ferrell
Clemson University