MHI Announces New Leadership Appointments for 2018

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MHI is pleased to announce two newly elected Roundtable Advisory Committee members who will begin their terms January 1, 2018. Chris Becker, President of G.W. Becker, Inc., and Eddie Murphy, Owner/President of SpaceGuard Products, Inc., will both serve four-year terms. 
Additional members of the 2018 MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee include:
Kevin Ambrose, CEO, Wynright/Daifuku
Steve Diebold, President, WireCrafters, LLC.
Bill Ferrell, CICMHE Liaison, Clemson University
Sal Fateen, CEO, Seizmic, Inc.
Rick Fox, President, Fox IV Technologies
Don Frazier, Emeritus, Frazier Industrial Company
John Hill, Emeritus, Director, St. Onge Company
Bryan Jensen, Vice President, St. Onge Company
Jeff LeClair, VP – Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Basin Holdings
Brian McNamara, President & CEO, Southworth International Group, Inc.
Brad Moore, VP of Sales, viastore SYSTEMS Inc.
Dan Quinn, Emeritus, HAMACO Industries
Brian Reh,  President & CEO, Gorbel Inc. 
Shana Relle, YPN Liaison, Marketing & Operations, Intralox, LLC
Pat Sedlak, Principal, Sedlak Management Consultants
Clark Skeen, President, CubiScan
Jim Vandegrift, President, R&M Materials Handling, Inc.
2018 MHI Officers
MHI also announces that Kevin O’Neill, President of Steele Solutions, has been elected to become the MHI Vice President.  Gregg Goodner, Board Member, Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., will be the MHI Chairman and Brett Wood, President & CEO, Toyota Material Handling, North America, the MHI President.  Each of these roles will be a two-year term.
Additional members of the 2018 MHI Board of Governors include:
Jay Anderson, President
Steel King Industries, Inc.
Steve Buccella, Vice President Corporate Sales and Business Development
Dematic Corporation
Bryan Carey, President
Starrco Co., Inc.
Brian Cohen, Chief Executive
Hanel Storage Systems
David R. Lippert, President
Hamilton Caster and Mfg. Co.
John Paxton, Vice President and General Manager
Demag Cranes & Components
George Prest, CEO
E. Larry Strayhorn, President
Colin Wilson, President & CEO
Hyster-Yale Group
Dave Young, President
EGA Products, Inc.
General Counsel
Arthur H. Stroyd, Jr., Partner
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC
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 or 704-676-1190.