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Welcome to the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics’ Open Community

The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics is more than just a report and action plan. It’s an open community of thought leaders and partners with a stake in the future of material handling and logistics technologies and practices.

This open community includes material handling and logistics practitioners, suppliers, academia, associations, publications and government. It is working together to map out a comprehensive plan to increase productivity, reduce costs, create jobs and improve the global competitiveness of the U.S. between now and 2025.

Participants included:

Mike Adams, NACCO Material Handling
Tom Andel, Material Handling & Logistics
Jim Barbee, Gwinnett County Schools
John Bartholdi, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Rick Borman, Genuine Parts Co.
Roger Bostelman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jim Bowes, Peach State
Bob Bowman, Supply Chain Brain
Yavuz Bozer, University of Michigan
Randolph Bradley, The Boeing Co.
Chaille Brindley, Industrial Reporting
Nick Byers, CEVA Logistics
Bryan Carey, Starrco Co.
Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Tom Coyne, System Logistics
Patrice Deneault, The Coca-Cola Co.
Joe Denembo, Nature’s Best
Laurie Denham, American Society of Transportation & Logistics
Kimberly Ellis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Sal Fateen, Seizmic Inc.
Tim Feemster, Foremost Quality Logistics
Bill Ferrell, Clemson University
Rick Fox, Fox IV Technologies
Matthew Gambill, Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education
Don Gillman, Rock Hill School District
Dan Gilmore, Supply Chain Digest
Steven Harrod, University of Dayton
Gordon Hellberg, SSI Schaefer
Sunderesh Heragu, University of Louisville
John Hill, St. Onge Company
Ian Hobkirk, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
Trey Hollingsworth, Genuine Parts Co.
Steve Hopper, Inviscid Consulting
Seth Hostetler, Geisinger Health System
Rebekah Hutton, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
Jim Indelicato, DC Velocity
Phil Kaminsky, University of California – Berkeley
Brian Keiger, Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
Bob Kennedy, DMLogic LLC
Jan Klevis, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Bob Klimko, ORBIS
Wayne Kline, Polk State College
Dr. Edward Knab, Productivity Constructs
Chelsea Krause, Babbleware
Rob Kriewaldt, Warehouse Specialists Inc.
Bill Leber, Swisslog
Mike Levans, Logistics Management
Dave Lippert, Hamilton Caster
Mitch MacDonald, DC Velocity
Gary Master, DC Velocity
Brent McClendon, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
Dennis McDonough, Weber Logistics
Leon McGinnis, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)


Brian McNamara, Southworth Products Co.
Josef Mentzer, KNAPP Logistics Automation
Jock Menzies, Terminal Corp.
Michael Mikitka, Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
Doug Mills, Geographic Information Services Inc.
Mark Milovich, Lift Atlanta
Benoit Montreuil, L’Université Laval
Kris Morris, The Coca-Cola Co.
Catherine Morris, ATI Industrial Automation
Brian Neuwirth, Unex Manufacturing
Jim Noble, University of Missouri
Michael Noblit, Samsung
Laurent Noel, Reed Exhibitions
Joe O'Reilly, Inbound Logistics
Bob Pertierra, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Michael Peshkin, Northwestern University
Brett Peters, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Eric Peters, Foodlink
George Prest, MHI
Dan Quinn, Liberty Technologies
Jonathan Rader, FedEx SmartPost
Don Ratliff, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Leo Reddy, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
John Reichert, Tecsys
Liz Richards, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)
Mark Richards, Associated Warehouses
Ron Riggin, Acuity Global
Jason Robke, University of Missouri
Isaac Rodgers, Smith Drug
Ed Romaine, SI Systems
Mike Romano, Associated Allied
Manuel Rossetti, University of Arkansas
John Sarinick, Beumer
Rich Schieler, TranSystems
Volker Schmitz, Schmalz
Tom Shepherd, Driscoll's
Page Siplon, Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
Bruce Strahan, The Progress Group
David Steele, The Walt Disney Co.
Larry Sweet, Symbotic
John Swenby, 9BLOC
Joe Tillman, Supply Chain Visions
George Walters, Norco College
Rob Walters, Archway
Jerry Weidmann, Wisconsin Lift Truck
Matt Weinberg, Nestlé
Mark Westover, Hoj Engineering
Chris Wetle, Papé Material Handling
Michael Wohlwend, SAP
Jeff Woroniecki, MHI
Dave Young, EGA Products
Kathy Zepaltas, Kendall-Jackson
Tom Zhao, Advanced Technology & Research Corp.

Roadmap Thought Leader Contributors

Roadmap Authors

A five-person writing team developed the Roadmap. They include:

Association Partners

As a collaborative industry effort, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics is supported by six association partners.


Publication Partners

In addition, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics is supported by eight publication partners.



Association Partners
Publication Partners
INbound Logistics
Supply Chain Brain