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MHEDA

INDUSTRY NEWS

MILESTONES

MHEDA Mourns the Passing of
William G. Billard
illiam G. "Bill" Billard died at his home in San
Marcos, CA on July 23, 2018 after a season of declining health. Bill was surrounded by family at the
time of his death.
Bill was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 6, 1930.
As a boy, Bill moved with his family to California where he
grew up in Beverly Hills and, as a teenager, became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Upon graduating from Beverly Hills High
School in 1948, Bill attended The University of Redlands
where he met and married Jo, his wife of sixty-three years.
After serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, Bill began
working for his father's material handling company,
W.T. Billard, Inc. After becoming president in 1966,
Bill grew W.T. Billard from its modest location on
Third St. in Los Angeles to a more spacious facility in
Santa Fe Springs with regional offices located throughout
Southern California, Nevada, and Oregon. During his years
at W.T. Billard, Bill was an active member of MHEDA
(Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association),
serving as president in 1995.
Bill especially enjoyed serving on the board of trustees at
Biola University where he was a member from 1986-2011,
board chair from 1994 to 2002, and trustee emeritus from
2013 to 2018. During his years of service, Bill's vision to
establish a school of business was realized in 1993. The
current home of the Crowell School of Business at Biola
University proudly houses the Billard board room.
Bill loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed
traveling with Jo, camping in the High Sierra, and reading.

Bill was a diligent student of the Bible and a
charter member of La
Habra Hills Presbyterian
Church.
Bill's immediate family members include
his wife, Jo, of San
Marcos; son, William
D. "Bill" Billard, of La
Mirada; daughters, Julie
Moyer of San Marcos,
and Janet Brandon of
Corona; Seven grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Bill also leaves a sister, Verna Gruendyke,
William G. "Bill" Billard
of Whittier.
Condolences may be sent to the family at billbillardtribute@gmail.com.

Partnerships, Acquisitions and
Expansions

J.T. Bates Insurance Group Names
Jayme Bates CEO

* Pacline Conveyors Inc. is now a licensed distributor/
integrator for UNIBILT® enclosed track conveyors.
* KION North America Corporation announces the
appointment of All World Lift Truck to its dealer
network effective immediately.
* VARGO is expanding its footprint in central Ohio,
and leasing office space in Dublin, Ohio, to house its
growing software engineering team.
* Mariotti USA has increased its presence in the North
American market with the appointment of two new
dealers. Orlando, Florida-based JAMCO Inc. and
Westminster Lift of British Columbia will both serve as
exclusive dealers of Mariotti forklift products.

J.T. Bates Insurance Group, a wholly-owned division of
J. Griffin Ricker & Associates, announced the promotion of
Jayme Bates to chief executive officer. The announcement
was made by James G. Ricker, company founder.

Crown Equipment Opens New Sales and
Service Locations in South Carolina
Crown Equipment Corporation has opened three new sales
and service locations to support growing material handling
needs throughout South Carolina. The facilities, which are
located in or near Greenville, Columbia and Charleston,
formerly operated as Carolina Material Handling Services.

Perry Pabich Named COO at
Steele Solutions
Perry Pabich has joined industrial mezzanine manufacturer Steele Solutions Inc., in the newly created position
of chief operating officer. Pabich has extensive experience
in management and operations with manufacturers in
Wisconsin and Illinois, including companies in the material handling industry.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MHEDA Learning Management System
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
@Work
Women In Industry
Industry Pulse
2019 Material Handling Business Trends
Defining MHEDA’s 2019 Material Handling Business Trends
10 Years Of Material Handling Trends
Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Forklift Operator Training
Sales Success Stories
Women In Industry Conference
You Are Safe
Bank To Thanks
Be Bold
DiSC – Little Things Mean a Lot
Leading Change: The New Management Imperative
The Importance of Your Online Presence
Spotlight on Association News
New Members
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
Index to Advertisers Alphabetical
The Last Word
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Ask Your Board
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Member Profile
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - @Work
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Women In Industry
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Industry Pulse
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - 2019 Material Handling Business Trends
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Defining MHEDA’s 2019 Material Handling Business Trends
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Forklift Operator Training
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Sales Success Stories
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - You Are Safe
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Bank To Thanks
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Be Bold
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - DiSC – Little Things Mean a Lot
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Leading Change: The New Management Imperative
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - The Importance of Your Online Presence
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Spotlight on Association News
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - New Members
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Milestones
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Index to Advertisers by Product Category
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - Index to Advertisers Alphabetical
The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2018 - The Last Word
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