CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces the recent election of its 2008 MHIA Roundtable of Industry Leaders. The Roundtable includes the Material Handling Industry Board of Governors and the MHIA Directors At Large. The Board of Governors consists of the officers of Material Handling Industry plus the chief executive officer and general counsel of the corporation. The board of governors serves as the board of directors for material handling industry.
2008-2009 Material Handling Industry board of governors are:
Colin Wilson, COO, NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc.,was elected to the position of executive chairman. George W. Prest, director of business development, UNARCO Material Handling was elected to the dual position of executive vice chairman and chairman--Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). E. Larry Strayhorn, president of Diamond Phoenix Corporation, was elected to the position of vice chair of MHIA. Brian McNamara, president of Southworth International Group Inc., will serve as last retiring executive chairman. The following industry leaders were elected to serve as board of governors vice chairmen:
Michael Gonzalez, president & COO, HK Systems
Gregg E. Goodner, president, Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc.
Willard P. Heddles, president, Tiffin Metal Products Co.
John M. Hill, principal, TransSystems, ESYNC
Daniel J. Quinn, president, Vertical Systems International, LLC
David D. Reh, president, Gorbel Inc.
James C. Robertson, executive vice president, Cattron Group International
Richard L. Torbeck, president & CEO, Torbeck Industries
Dave Young, president, EGA Products Inc.
John B. Nofsinger, CEO, Material Handling Industry
Arthur Stroyd, Esq., partner of Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC, will serve as Material Handling Industry general counsel. The primary mission of the board of governors is the overall governance of Material Handling Industry. The more visible external programming of the industry takes place through MHIA. This mission is accomplished through regularly scheduled activities of the board, budget and finance, planning and standing committees.
2008 MHIA Directors At Large:
Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex
Shankar Basu, president, Toyota Material Handling USA Inc.
Lewis Cabot, chairman of the board, Southworth International Group
Bryan Carey, president, Starrco Co.
Craig F. Chamberlin, president & CEO, AWP Industries Inc.
Theodore D. Crandall, senior executive vice president components & packaged applications group, Rockwell Automation Control Systems
Paul Evanko, partner, St. Onge Company
Don Frazier, chairman of the board, Frazier Industrial Company
Craig Guttmann, president, Algood Casters Limited
Rick Lee, president, Transnorm Inc.
Kenneth W. Lewis, managing director, Viastore Systems
Dave Lippert, president, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.
Dr. Ben Montreuil, president, CICMHE, Universite Lavel
John Paxton, President-Demag Cranes and Components Corporation
William R. Powell, president, Powell Systems Inc.
Joe Robillard, president, Autoquip Corporation
David L. Rollins, president, Nashville Wire Products Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Markus Schmidt, senior vice president, North America, Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Division
John W. Splude, chairman & CEO, HK Systems Inc.
James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., president, Tompkins Associates
Richard Uhlig, president & CEO, Spanco Inc.