Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8


Worldwide, millions of people mark International Women’s Day on March 8. The day provides an important opportunity to reinforce commitment and action forging women’s equality, while also celebrating women’s achievements.

Help us celebrate International Women’s Day and recognize the women on the MHI Roundtable and Board who #BreakTheBias. “Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead,” is one of the explanations shared at www.internationalwomensday.com about the Break the Bias theme for 2022. “Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.”

Women on the MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee include:
Crystal Parrott, Vice President of Engineering at Plus One Robotics
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics/Zebra Technologies

Women on the 2022 MHI Board of Governors include:
Annette Danek-Akey, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House
Karen Norheim, President & CEO, American Crane and Equipment

Crystal Parrott is one of three newly elected members of the MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee who began their terms January 1, 2022. The other two are Brian Devine, Owner of Industrial Workforce Advisors, and John Fluker, President & CEO of Grenzebach Corporation. They will serve four-year terms.  Additional members of the MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee include:

  • Doug Bouquard, VP and General Manager, East Penn Manufacturing
  • James Cabot, President & CEO, Southworth International Group, Inc.
  • Bryan Carey, President, Starrco Co., Inc.
  • Brian Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Hanel Storage Systems
  • Matt Dysard, President & COO, Tiffin Metals
  • Sal Fateen, CEO, Seizmic, Inc.
  • Dr. Michael Kay, CICMHE Liaison, North Carolina State University
  • Gregg E. Goodner, Member, Board of Directors, Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
  • John Hill, Emeritus, Director, St. Onge Company
  • David R. Lippert, President, Hamilton Caster and Mfg. Co.
  • Brad Moore, VP of Sales, viastore SYSTEMS Inc.
  • Randy Neilson, President, CubiScan
  • Dan Quinn, Emeritus, PSI Engineering
  • Kevin Reader, Director of Business Development, KNAPP
  • Paul Roy, Vice President and Managing Director, AutoStore
  • Bill Schneider, Jr., Vice President, Sissco Material Handling
  • E. Larry Strayhorn, CEO, KPI
  • Scott Summerville, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Electric Automation
  • Sebastian Titze, YPN Liaison, Manager of Digital Transformation, BEUMER Corporation
  • Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics, now part of Zebra Technologies
  • Dave Young, President, EGA Products, Inc.

2022 MHI Officers

MHI also announces that Brian Reh, CEO, Gorbel Inc. has been elected to become the MHI Vice President. Kevin O’Neill, CEO & President of Steele Solutions, Inc. serves as the MHI Chairman and Bryan Jensen, Chairman & Executive Vice President, St. Onge Company serves as MHI President.  

2022 MHI Board of Governors:

Chris Becker, President. G.W. Becker, Inc. 
Annette Danek-Akey, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Penguin Random House 
Steve Diebold, President, WireCrafters, LLC
Rick Fox, President, FOX IV Technologies 
Jason Minghini, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions Kenco Logistics Service 
Eddie Murphy, Owner/President, SpaceGuard Products, Inc. 
Brian C. Neuwirth, President, UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. 
Karen Norheim, President & CEO, American Crane and Equipment 
Brett Wood, President & CEO, Toyota Material Handling North America 
John Paxton, CEO, MHI 
General Counsel: Arthur H. Stroyd, Jr., Partner, Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC 

The Board of Governors consists of the Officers and Board Governors of MHI plus the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of the corporation. The Board of Governors serves as the Board of Directors for MHI.