Material Handling Education Foundation Announces New Board of Directors Members

MHI News

material handling logoThe Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently named four new members to their Board of Directors whose terms will start on January 1, 2023.
  • Bryan Jensen, Chair & EVP, St. Onge Company
  • Ray Niemeyer, VP of Sales & Marketing, SpaceGuard Products
  • Crystal Parrott, COO, Plus One Robotics
  • Mitch Smith, VP of Business Development, Hytrol

Other MHEFI Board members for 2023 include:

Brian Neuwirth, President
UNEX Manufacturing

Ryan Bartlett, Vice President
United Material Handling

Sal Fateen, Last Retiring President
Seizmic, Inc.

Mike Laurent, Treasurer

Donna Varner, Executive Director

Dr. Michael Kay, CICMHE Liaison
North Carolina State University

Jay Anderson, Director
Steel King Industries

Patti Blessing, Director

James Cabot, Director
Southworth International Group

Christian Dow, Director

Michael Mikitka, Director

Arthur H. Stroyd, Jr., Director
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC

Joel Thomas, Director
Siemens Industry

Sebastian Titze, Director
BEUMER Corporation

James K. Allred, Lifetime Director
J.K. Allred Consulting

John Hill, Lifetime Director
St. Onge Company

William Powell, Lifetime Director
Powell Systems, Inc.

Arthur St. Onge, Lifetime Director
St. Onge Company

Dr. James Tompkins, Lifetime Director
Tompkins International

MHEFI is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education. Established in 1976, the Foundation programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers.

Donations are accepted by the Foundation throughout the year, and 90% of donations go towards student scholarships and support. Eighty percent of the students supported by MHEFI work in the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry. Visit to contribute online to material handling education and help the Foundation attract students to the industry.

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