MHIA Names New Chief Operating Officer

The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has appointed George W. Prest chief operating officer. He will report to MHIA CEO, John Nofsinger. His duties will include managing MHIA's membership and trade event activities.

Prest brings over 30 years of experience to the association, both in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. Prest has been recognized for his volunteer leadership of industry manufacturers associations, distributor associations and charitable foundations.

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.