06/05/2011 - 04:00 am

ILH Names First Member of Editorial Advisory Board

Overhead crane industry stalwart Jim Vandegrift, president, R&M Materials Handling Inc., Springfield, Ohio, is the first member of the Industrial Lift & Hoist (ILH) magazine editorial advisory board. The advisory board will be involved in editorial planning and will dedicate its work to the sharing of information among manufacturers, suppliers, and users of overhead cranes, lift trucks, access platforms, and other lifting and moving technologies in North America. "I am very grateful for the opportunities that I have been afforded within the material handling industry, and I am honored to be offered a means of giving back to the industry," said Vandegrift.

"I have also been blessed to have had several key mentors during my career and would enjoy helping others develop into the next generation of industry leaders," he said.

He added that the industry needs a collective voice to promote the virtues of overhead lifting technologies as compared to other areas within the material handling sector. "Leading trade publications such as ILH have the ability to provide an open forum in which to communicate information through editorials and articles to a broad range of industry stakeholders that might not be possible through a single interest group or a trade association," he said. "The overhead lifting industry is fortunate to have partners like ILH."

Richard Howes, associate publisher and editor of ILH, said: "It is a hallmark of quality trade media to facilitate an industry in its constant quest to better share information and improve best practices. The ILH advisory board will gather the leading experts within the product and industry sectors we represent to ensure our editorial pages continue to carry the best, most relevant, and timely content for our end user readership."

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