Young Professionals Network Awards

Deadline to enter is Friday, January 10, 2020 5:00 pm EST.

Outstanding Young Professional

Any MHI member under the age of 40 that has displayed the criteria below:

  • Professional accomplishments and affiliations
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills and specific abilities
  • Contributions to their company
  • Innovation at work or in the industry
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Mentor Award

Any MHI member that has displayed the following criteria:

  • Offers professional guidance
  • Is a positive and inspiring role model
  • Instills and nurtures talent
  • Advocates for employees and supports their professional development
  • Possesses a commitment to the company and its people
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  • Only MHI member company employees are eligible to nominate or to be nominated. Membership will be verified and nominations by non-members will be disqualified.
  • Only current MHI members may submit an application for the Mentor Award
  • Each award nomination must be accompanied by a clearly and completely filled out nomination cover sheet and nomination questionnaire.
  • All nominations must include no less than 3 and no more than 7 letters of recommendation. Please note maximum number of pages is 5 total. Exceeding maximum page requirements may be cause for rejection.
  • Nominations are eligible for only one category.
  • No fee for entry
  • Nominations should include a photo or electronic artwork for program or presentation purposes. (tif, jpeg or pdf are preferred)
  • All nominations must be submitted electronically no later than 5pm EST on Jan. 10, 2020 to be considered. If you have trouble, please contact Mary Alyson Ammons at .
  • Files should be saved in MS Word or PDF unless otherwise noted. Email nomination materials to no later than 5pm on February 11, 2019 to be considered.
  • If you are unable to submit your materials electronically, mail or hand deliver your materials on 8 1/2" by 11" paper to:

    MHI YPN Awards
    Attn: Mary Alyson Ammons
    8720 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 201
    Charlotte, NC 28217

Past Winners

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

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

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

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

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