Young Professionals Network Awards


Each year, MHI’s Young Professionals network (YPN) recognizes one outstanding young professional and one outstanding mentor with the YPN Awards at the MHI Annual Conference. The 2022 winners will be announced during the MHI Annual Conference held Oct. 2-5, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

All nomination packets must include complete questionnaire, three (3) letters of recommendation and a headshot of the nominee. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

The criteria for all two awards can be found below.

Outstanding Young Professional Award

To be presented at the 2022 MHI Annual Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.
Any MHI member company employee under the age of 40 that has displayed the criteria below:

  • Professional accomplishments and affiliations
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills and specific abilities
  • Actively engaged with MHI

Deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

Download Outstanding Young Professional Questionnaire

Submit Outstanding Young Professional Nomination Packet

Outstanding Mentor Award

To be presented at the 2022 MHI Annual Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.
Any MHI member that has displayed the following criteria:

  • Offers professional guidance, is a positive and inspiring role model and nurtures talent
  • Advocates for employees and supports his/her professional development
  • Possesses a commitment to his/her company and its people
  • Actively engaged with MHI

Deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

Download Outstanding Mentor Questionnaire

Submit Outstanding Mentor Nomination Packet

Overall Criteria

  • Only MHI member company employees are eligible to be nominated. Membership will be verified and nominations for non-MHI member company employees will be disqualified.
  • To be eligible, each nomination package must be submitted online prior to the deadline and accompanied by a clearly completed out questionnaire, three (3) letters of recommendation and a headshot.
  • No fee for entry.
  • Winners will be selected by a selection committee comprised of YPN Advisory Board members and MHI leadership team members.

All nominations for the Outstanding Young Professional Award and the Outstanding Mentor Award must be submitted electronically no later than August 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.


Past Winners

2021
Sebastian Titze – BEUMER Corporation (Outstanding Young Professional)
JJ Swick – Open Sky Group (Mentor)

2020
Lisa Richardson – Hytrol (Outstanding Young Professional)
John Rosenberger – The Raymond Corporation (Mentor)

2019
Ben Moyer - Hytrol (Outstanding Young Professional)
Rosalee Brown – Rasco Industries, Inc. (Mentor)

2018
Brian C. Neuwirth – UNEX Manufacturing (Outstanding Young Professional)
Jim Radous – UniCarriers (Mentor)

2017
Tyler Schmakel – Rasco Industries, Inc. (Outstanding Young Professional)
Peter Saladis – The Raymond Corporation (Mentor)

2016
Arsenio Evans – Swisslog & Isaiah Reynolds – Swisslog (Outstanding Young Professional)
Chris Glenn – Hytrol (Mentor)


For more information contact Mary Alyson Ammons at or call our membership department at 704-676-1190