The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016 - (Page 25)

mEmbEr ALL LIF T sERVICE prOFILE Traditional Values, Modern Management All Lift Service blends old school and new school to achieve success BY STEVE GUGLIELMO L ike many MHEDA members, All Lift Service Co. (Willoughby, OH) comes from humble beginnings. The company was started in 1972 by John P. Gelsimino. The word "company" is used loosely, as Gelsimino was an independent service technician. The literal embodiment of "one man in a van." As such, the success of All Lift, since day one, has depended on outworking the competition to take care of its customers, having top of the line service, and taking care of employees. Today, the company has grown and flourished into a full-service dealership with sales, service, parts, rentals, leasing, operator training, racking and shelving. In addition to all of those services, the company has an engine remanufacturing business that specializes in the remanufacturing of all makes and models of industrial engines. John L. Gelsimino, John P. Gelsimino's son, has worked in the industry his whole life and took over as President of All Lift in August 2011. John P. has been semi-retired for about one year, but his core tenets and strong culture still remain. a Vibrant culture One of the major drivers of All Lift Service's success is its rich, vibrant culture. What makes All Lift such an interesting dichotomy is the way that it deftly blends "old school" with "new school" elements. At just 36, John L. Gelsimino is easily one of the youngest presidents in all of MHEDA. However, as he has spent his whole life around and inside the material handling The MHEDA Journal | Third Quar ter 2 016 25

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MHEDA University Calendar
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
Women @Work
Industry Pulse
Best of the Best
MHEDA Member's Populate Dealer Recognition Lists
MHEDA's MVP Program Turns Five
MHEDA MVP and MVS Award Recipients
Happy Anniversary!
Enhancing Safety in the Warehouse
A Look at Ergonomics in the Distribution Center
How to Keep Pallet Rack Safer
Is Your Warehouse Really Safe?
2016 Emerging Leaders Conference
Building and Protecting Your Personal Brand in an Online World
MHEDA Convention Recap
Forklift Dealership Management Conference
Memo to Material Handling Millenials
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word

The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016