Prest joins MHIA as chief operating officer

Industry veteran brings 30 years industry experience to the position
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
December 07, 2010 - MMH Editorial

The Board of Governors of Material Handling Industry is pleased to announce the appointment of George W. Prest to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Prest brings over 30 years of experience to the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), both in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. Over the years, Prest has been recognized for his volunteer leadership of Industry manufacturers associations, distributor associations and charitable foundations.

In his new role, Prest will report to MHIA CEO, John Nofsinger. His duties will include managing MHIA’s membership and trade event activities, among others.

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.



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Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. Contact Bob Trebilcock.

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