Each week, MM&D online will feature a roundup of some of the new appointments and position changes within the transportation and materials handling fields.
George Prest has been appointed CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
Prest brings over 30 years of experience to MHIA, both in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He has served as president of both the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI), as executive chairman of Material Handling Industry (MHI), and as a member of the Manufacturers Board of Advisors (MBOA) of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). He will succeed John Nofsinger when Nofsinger retires on December 1.
Mason, Ohio-based FORTE has hired Sean Johnson as software developer. Johnson will extend and maintain FORTE’s software products, as well as develop new software using the latest development techniques and tools. The company has also hired Nick Wieland as controls and implementation specialist. Wieland is responsible for electrical controls and PLC software development to meet specific customer needs. Lisa Skaggs is the company’s new business development and sales support representative, while Chad Grubb has been hired as implementation and support specialist.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Con-way Inc has named Greg Lehmkuhl president of Con-way Freight Inc, the company’s regional and national less-than-truckload subsidiary and largest operating unit.
Pallet rental service provider Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company) has appointed Richard DiStasio as CEO. DiStasio has over 30 years of executive-level experience at manufacturing, distribution and service companies with both domestic and international scope.