The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - 15

EDITOR'S
LEGACY

NOTE

STEVE GUGLIELMO
EDITOR

Creating a Legacy
That Lasts
s some of you might have noticed,
I was unable to attend this year's
MHEDA Convention in Salt Lake
City. This is the first Convention I have
missed since I started working with
The MHEDA Journal in 2011. For those
of you who haven't heard, the reason
I missed this year's Convention is
because my wife and I were anxiously
awaiting the birth of our first child.
And I'm happy to report that on May
11, 2017, we welcomed a beautiful,
happy and healthy boy into the world!
Not only is this our first child, but
this is the first grandchild on either
side of the family as well. So we had
a small army of people in the waiting
room, waiting on pins and needles to
hear the good news and then barge in
to see him. Now, I'm not typically an
emotional guy, but when I came out
to tell everybody the news, I lost it. I
looked around at my family, my mom,
dad, sister, and father- and mother-inlaws, and saw all of them with tears
in their eyes and I just broke down. It
was the happiest I've ever been. As a
matter of fact, I'm tearing up just thinking back on that moment.
Because he is the first grandson, he's
also the one who will be carrying on my
family name. So I've been thinking a
lot about legacy recently. All during the
pregnancy, we've talked about things
we can't wait for him to do. And honestly, the answer is everything. I can't
wait for him to do anything he wants
to do. All I can do now is hope to be
the best father I can and hopefully set
a good example for him to follow and
make some good footsteps that he can
follow in.

This issue is really all about legacies. We have the Member Anniversary
Lists, where we celebrate those MHEDA
Members celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. We have the Dealer
Recognition Lists, where the great work
of MHEDA Dealers is recognized by
the top suppliers in the industry, an
honor not given lightly and forever
cherished. The MSSC Certified Forklift
Technician designation will hopefully
form the bedrock for the next generation of forklift technicians to come into
the industry and build on the legacies
that our members have already created.
And if the program takes off, it may
be one of MHEDA's defining legacies.
But the portion of this issue that
really hit home with me was the
Member Profile. I had the opportunity to speak with Richard Sinclair,
President and CEO of Jefferds
Corporation, about this issue's profile. I have spoken with Richard many
times since I started with the magazine
and he has always been incredibly generous with his time, thoughtful with
his answers and extremely courteous,
so I was very excited to work on this
profile. And on top of that, this year
is Jefferds' 70th Anniversary. But the

@MHEDA_Journal

thing that really stuck with me, that
I've been thinking about a lot over the
past few days, is the way that Richard
spoke about Joe Jefferds, the company's
founder and Richard's father-in-law.
So much of our conversation revolved
around the ways in which Richard has
worked continuously to uphold the culture and the legacy that Joe built. There
was so much reverence and respect in
his answers.
"He was, in addition to being the
founder, he was just this great mentor,"
says Sinclair. "He kept giving me more
responsibility. Sometimes I would make
mistakes, but when I did he would always
make it into a teaching experience."
I never had the opportunity to meet
Joe or even speak with him, but the
way Richard talked about him made
me wish I had. He sounds like he was
not only a great boss but a great person. And those are the kind of people
who make you work harder to make
sure that you live up to the legacy that
they left.
I just hope that one day my son
talks about me the way Richard talked
about Joe. And who knows, maybe
someday he'll be editing The MHEDA
Journal!

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
2017 MHEDA University Calendar
Ask Your Board
MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
@WORK
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
INDUSTRY PULSE
BEST OF THE BEST
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY
MHEDA WORKS WITH MSSC TO DEVELOP CERTIFIED FORKLIFT TECHNICIAN DESIGNATION PROGRAM
49 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IDEAS
2017 EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
DOES YOUR LIFE PASS THE CREATIVITY & INNOVATION QUIZ?
GET CONNECTED, GET AHEAD
MHEDA Convention 2017 Recap
THE MASTER'S PROGRAM IN DEALER MANAGEMENT
KEEP/SELL/GROW-BUSINESS ANALYSIS
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
Index of Advertisers Chronologically
The Last Word
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - Chairman’s Perspective
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - Editor’s Note
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - 2017 MHEDA University Calendar
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - Ask Your Board
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - @WORK
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - INDUSTRY PULSE
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - BEST OF THE BEST
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - MHEDA WORKS WITH MSSC TO DEVELOP CERTIFIED FORKLIFT TECHNICIAN DESIGNATION PROGRAM
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - 49
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - 49 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IDEAS
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - 2017 EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - DOES YOUR LIFE PASS THE CREATIVITY & INNOVATION QUIZ?
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - GET CONNECTED, GET AHEAD
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - MHEDA Convention 2017 Recap
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - THE MASTER'S PROGRAM IN DEALER MANAGEMENT
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - KEEP/SELL/GROW-BUSINESS ANALYSIS
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - New Members
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - Spotlight on Association News
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - MHEDA Milestones
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - Index of Advertisers by Product Category
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The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - Index of Advertisers Chronologically
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2017 - The Last Word
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