George W. Prest has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Material Handling Industry of America. In this position, Prest, who had been director of business development at Unarco Material Handling, will report to MHIA CEO, John Nofsinger. His duties, among others, will include managing MHIA’s membership and trade event activities.
Prest brings more than 30 years of experience to MHIA, including his management and ownership of Prest Rack. Over the years, he has been recognized for his volunteer leadership of Industry manufacturers associations, distributor associations and charitable foundations.
As an international trade association, MHIA has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. It sponsors trade events, such as ProMat 2011 and MODEX 2012 to showcase the products and services of the industry. ProMat takes place March 21-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.