Learn From Industry Veteran Jim Ripkey at the Emerging Leaders Conference

speaker-ripkeyMHI’s Young Professionals Network (MHI YPN) and the Material Handling Equipment Distributor Association (MHEDA) have teamed up to bring you an excellent speaker lineup at this year’s 2016 Emerging Leader’s Conference. Among these speakers is Jim Ripkey, MHEDA Member, ELC emcee and President of Industrial Equipment for Hy-Tek Material Handling. He has over 25 years of material handling dealership experience, including: overseeing sales, operations, marketing, and administration. He has facilitated workshops in areas of training, technology, and parts & service operations, and recruiting.

Ripkey began his career in material handling at Hy-Tek —a premier single-source provider of material handling solutions— in 1995 serving as Vice President and General Manager, as well as the company’s Director of Operations. For seven years Ripkey made a profound impact on business development at Hy-Tek. From there he spent the next decade holding executive positions in operations and sales with global lift truck dealer Barloworld Handling. After a 10 year absence Ripkey returned to Hy-Tek in 2013 as President of the Mobile Equipment Division.

Quoted from Material Handling Network, Hy-Tek CEO Samuel Grooms says “Jim Ripkey is a tremendous asset with a proven track-record. During his previous tenure with Hy-Tek, Jim was credited with doubling the company’s aftermarket business and expanding our team of professional technicians by nearly 50 percent. We’re delighted to have Jim back as part of our family of 100-plus employee-owners.”

Ripkey is an active member and served on the board of directors for the Material Handling Equipment Distributor Association (MHEDA) — a premier trade association dedicated to serving the material handling business community. Over 600 distributor and manufacturer companies worldwide utilize their resources to help their business stay competitive and employees stay connected. Ripkey regularly conducts training seminars for MHEDA, leading equipment manufacturers and independent lift truck dealers.

Ripkey is a wealth of knowledge and true industry veteran. Don’t miss his keynote at the at the 2016 Emerging Leaders Conference where he will give valuable insight and share advice to help young professionals on the road to success. Register now! Can’t make it? Follow the conference on Twitter with #MHIYPN.