Chairman’s Message

Ted Springer

A message from MHEDA’s 2021 Chairman of the Board:

It is my sincere honor to be serving as MHEDA’s 2021 Chairman of the Board and I am humbled to be following a long line of extraordinary leaders including your past Chairman Mike Wall who led the association through the most challenging year we have ever faced.

At the time of this writing, our country is still reeling from one of the most contentious elections in our nation’s history, we are still licking the wounds from a year of uncertainty driven by the pandemic and the country is trying to heal from a year fraught with discord and divisiveness. We should all take pride in what we do best as an industry, serve our customers with the equipment, services and technologies they need to deliver the products demanded by the marketplace.

In spite of the challenges we all tackled in 2020, our industry has fared incredibly well with many members reporting record sales at year-end. This is a testament to the strength of our member companies who are always up for addressing any obstacle, who are able to meet adversity head-on and modify internal processes to continue doing what they do best, serve the customer.

I look forward to a great year together and sincerely hope to see you at MHEDA’s convention in April when we meet in-person at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX. Remember to take advantage of the many valuable MHEDA programs that are available to you and your associates including on-demand programming accessible at Engagement in MHEDA will pay back exponentially – I promise you!

Please feel free to reach out to me or any member of the MHEDA Board of Directors and staff as we embark upon another year together in this wonderful industry that has been so good to all of us.


Ted Springer, President
Springer Equipment Company and Southfork Lift Truck, Inc.