John Rosenberger, director of iWAREHOUSE GATEWAY™ and global telematics for The Raymond Corporation, has been presented with the MHI Mentor Award. This award recognizes Rosenberger’s dedication to The Raymond Corporation for the past 10 years, providing technical and managerial leadership to the material handling industry.
Rosenberger and his team were instrumental in the development of Raymond’s iWAREHOUSE product offerings. Under Rosenberger’s management, Raymond has become a leading telematics manufacturer. As an active member of the Toyota Industries global product planning team, Rosenberger shares his expertise and guidance across the entire network.
In addition to providing leadership for Raymond’s iWAREHOUSE offerings, Rosenberger leads internal team development, promoting continuing education for his staff members and providing guidance to his workforce and encouraging them to become leaders, with a number of them pursuing management positions.
“We are extremely proud that John Rosenberger was chosen as the 2020 MHI Mentor Award winner,” said Michael Field, chief executive officer of The Raymond Corporation. “Under John’s leadership and guidance, Raymond’s global telematics team has developed industry-leading solutions that have fulfilled Raymond’s promise to continuously improve and keep our clients always on.”
The award winner was announced at Industry Night on Wednesday, March 11, during MODEX 2020 in Atlanta.
TMHNA University Research Program
Also at the MODEX Show, Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) selected two universities’ research proposals to receive funding through the TMHNA University Research Program.
TMHNA announced the recipients of grant funding during a joint press conference at MODEX 2020 held in conjunction with Material Handling Institute (MHI). The research proposals selected for funding include:
Dynamic Capacitive Wireless Charging System for Autonomous MH Vehicles
Proposal Author: Prof. Khurram Afridi, Cornell University
Material Handling for Industry 4.0 in Small and Medium Enterprises
Proposal Author: Prof. Jorge Dorribo Camba, Purdue University
The sponsored research program was created to drive the next generation of technology for the supply chain, logistics and material handling industries. The program encourages university professors and researchers to apply their knowledge of engineering and technical fields, drawing synergies and collaboration between collegiate research and TMHNA.
The University Research Program, now in its fourth year, attracted a record 44 research proposals from 30 leading universities across the country.
“Our University Research Program is reflective of Toyota’s mission to solve challenges creatively,” said Brett Wood, TMHNA President and CEO. “In partnering with leading universities, we seek to foster industry-led innovation by combining our resources and guidance with the fresh and new ideas coming out of academia. Together in the spirit of collaboration, we hope to build a better, safer, more efficient future for the material handling industry.”