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Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 ( #321 )
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CHARLOTTE, NC, United States
Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has appointed Gary Forger as senior vice president of professional development. Forger was editorial director of Modern Materials Handling magazine. He has covered the materials handling and logistics industry, and warehousing, distribution and manufacturing technology since 1984. He has received numerous editorial awards including the Jesse H Neal Certificate of Merit in 1992 for "Desert Storm: Unleashing the Might of Materials Handling".

Tom Andel
Forger is replaced by Tom Andel who has more than 25 years’ experience covering materials handling, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management. He was chief editor of Material Handling Management magazine and a Jesse H Neal Business Journalism Award finalist in 2001 and 2004. Most recently, Andel was executive editor of Logistics Management.

MHIA also promoted Mike Ogle to vice president of education & technical services and Carol Miller to vice president of marketing & communications. Mike Laurent was appointed as vice president of finance & human resources, Ray Niemeyer as director of member services and Victoria Wheeler as director of meetings & executive assistant to the CEO.

BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
Kerry McDonagh has been appointed CEO of Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd and of Linde Heavy Truck Division Ltd, effective September 1. McDonagh was DAF Trucks NV’s board of management member responsible for marketing and sales, since 2001. McDonagh will replace Wolfgang Geuecke, who leaves to pursue other challenges. Geuecke has been with the company for 20 years.

MILWAUKEE, WI, United States
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named two executives to its board of directors. They are Richard F Pedtke, senior vice president and president for compact vehicle technologies of Ingersoll Rand Company, and Craig E Taylor, JLG Industries Inc’s president. AEM directors help set the association’s guidelines and operating policies.
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