Monday, December 06, 2010 - Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces its 2011 MHIA Board of Governors. 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.

2011 Material Handling Industry Board of Governors

Colin Wilson, Chief Operating Officer and President Americas, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., will serve in the position of Executive Chairman. E. Larry Strayhorn, President TGW Systems Inc. will serve the dual position of Executive Vice Chairman and Chairman--Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) Division. Dave Young, President EGA Products, Inc. will serve position of Vice Chairman of MHIA Division. Brian McNamara, President of Southworth International Group, Inc., will serve as Last Retiring Executive Chairman.

The following industry leaders will serve as Board of Governors Vice Chairmen:

■ Industry Relations, Gregg E. Goodner, President , Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
■ Product Section & Councils , John M. Hill, Principal, TranSystems | ESYNC
■ E-Commerce, David Reh, CEO , Gorbel Inc.
■ Marketing & Events , James C. Robertson, Executive Vice President, Cattron Group International
■ Education Planning & Professional Development, Daniel J. Quinn, President , Vertical Systems International, LLC
■ International Relations , Willard P. Heddles, President , Tiffin Metal Products Co.
■ Membership , John Paxton, President , Demag Cranes and Components Corporation
■ John B. Nofsinger, CEO, MHIA
■ General Counsel , Arthur H. Stroyd, Jr., Partner Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling and logistics industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific Industry Groups. The association sponsors trade events, such as ProMat 2011 and MODEX 2012 to showcase the products and services of the industry and to educate manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling, logistics and related activity.

Contact: For more information on MHIA activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190/800-345-1815.

Source: MHIA

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