In Memoriam

Robert bob goosman

In Memoriam: Robert “Bob” Goosman

August 2, 1929 – August 3, 2023

Material handling industry leader Robert “Bob” Goosman, passed away on August 3, 2023 at the age of 94.

Goosman was born on August 2, 1929, grew up in Cincinnati and went to Purcell High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from February 1, 1951 to November 3, 1952, where he reached the rank of Master Sergeant as a Tank Commander. He was a veteran of the Korean War. In 1954, he married Bernice Evelyn Berling and they spent 68 years together.

He was an avid golfer who played courses all over the United States, Puerto Rico and abroad. He loved the ocean, boating, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a successful businessman and was compassionate, believed in hard work and had a great sense of humor. He was a leader in the material handling industry and served as president of the Material Handling Institute in 1986.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Goosman and by his granddaughter, Erin Rachel Goosman. He is survived by his son, Gregory Martin Goosman (Peggy L.), his daughter MaryBeth Goosman and his sister Marian Meyer and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

james lippert

In Memoriam: James (Jim) Lippert

February 3, 1961 – August 11, 2023

The industry mourns the loss of industry veteran Jim Lippert. Since the mid-1990s, Jim was vice president of sales at MHI member Hamilton Caster. He enjoyed sharing his work and products with all who would listen. He loved working with his family and colleagues who felt like family.

Jim Lippert was a 1979 graduate of Wyoming High School, located in Wyoming, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. He was also a very proud 1983 graduate (Communication and Economics) of the University of Michigan. He attended on an ROTC full-ride scholarship.

Jim served 7.5 years as an Army officer in the field artillery. He received an honorable discharge and was awarded the meritorious service medal and an Army Commendation medal. He was a Battery Commander and traveled to Ft Sill (twice), Germany and Fort Knox during his service. Serving his country was an honor for Jim.

Jim Lippert is best known for being a kind, loving man who charmed and befriended everyone. Easygoing and benevolent, Jim was warm to all he encountered. Jim was loving but he was even more lovable; so much so that his high school friends created the 450-person JLFC (Jim Lippert Fan Club)—and continued to celebrate him at class reunions.

Jim lived in Wyoming for much of his life and led as a volunteer in the community, serving on the Wyoming Booster board for numerous years and coached his three sons’ baseball and basketball teams. In 2002, he was honored as Wyoming Citizen of the Year for his leadership.

Jim’s longest and most cherished roles were those he played in his family. Jim was the loving son of Mary and Bob Lippert, brother to Dave (Teresa) Lippert, Steve (Joan) Lippert, Debbie Bellman, Jennie (Tom) Ruehlmann and Mike (Molly) Lippert. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Carrie Short-Lippert (aka “Liebchen”). Jim and Carrie raised four remarkable children and were grandparents to grandchildren.

edoardo ed artuso

In Memoriam: Edoardo “Ed” Artuso

April 10, 1957 – October 20, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Edoardo “Ed” Artuso, age 66.

Ed served as the senior vice president at MHI member Bolzoni Auramo, Inc. He thoroughly enjoyed his position and was happier than ever working with this group of people. He enjoyed golfing, hockey, euchre, boating and smoking cigars with friends. Most of all, Ed loved spending time with his family. Ed was a loving husband to Jill Artuso of 33 years and a proud father of Karley, Curtis and Lindsey Artuso.

Donations may be given in Ed’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,