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TriFactor's Jack Phelan Looks Back, and Forward, on Association Presidency
(L-R)Duncan Murphy and TriFactor President Jack Phelan
(L-R)Duncan Murphy and TriFactor President Jack Phelan

Jack Phelan, president and CEO of Lakeland, FL-based TriFactor, LLC, has completed his term as president of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). In congratulating incoming president Duncan Murphy, president of Riekes Equipment Co. in Omaha, NE, Phelan extended his thanks to the members of MHEDA, stating, "I'd like to recognize and thank all current and former members of the MHEDA Board of Directors and the presidents who have served before me." Phelan also took time to comment on the future of the material handling industry. "I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of the young professionals in the industry over the past couple of years, and I consistently walk away with the opinion that our industry is in good hands with this next generation at the helm." While serving as the 2008 MHEDA president, Phelan oversaw the development of several new MHEDA initiatives, including educational offerings such as podcasts and online training. Also during Phelan's tenure, MHEDA unveiled its Gateway site, which invites members to post job opportunities and recruit college students to the industry. Phelan will continue his service on the Board of Directors in 2009 as Immediate Past President. For more information, visit or call 800-282-8468.