Regional Networking Summit

JOIN US! Regional Networking Summit

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Denver, Colorado
Hosted by MHEDA Member
FMH Material Handling Solutions

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Join MHEDA this summer for a one-day Regional Networking Summit in Denver, Colorado. This interactive event is designed to help material handling professionals connect and learn. Enjoy roundtable discussions with industry peers, dynamic presentations, continental breakfast, catered lunch, facility tour of host FMH Material Handling Solutions, raffle prizes, and endless networking opportunities.

Registration Fee

Only $109 per person!

Who Should Attend?

• Material Handling Professionals
• Business Owners
• Managers
• CEO/Controllers/Accounting & Finance Professionals
• Anyone interested in networking with fellow Material Handling Professionals

Where is the Summit Location?

This event will take place in the offices of MHEDA Member:
FMH Material Handling Solutions
5165 Vasquez
Denver, Colorado 80216
Driving Directions


    Wednesday June 15

  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Give Back & Networking Reception
    MHEDA Gives Back Operation Backpack
    Volunteers of America Colorado

    Join your MHEDA friends and material handling peers for a give-back and networking reception. FMH Material Handling Solutions, Inc. and MHEDA are happy to partner with the Volunteers of America Colorado to help support their Operation Backpack program. We’ll pack the supplies during our networking reception Wednesday night!

    Includes: Give Back Donation, appetizers, beer, wine, and soda.

    Location: Embassy Suites Denver Central Park – 4444 North Havana Street – Denver, CO 80239

    Fee: $40 per person

    Thank You EnerSys for Sponsoring
    the Give Back and Networking Reception.

  • Thursday June 16

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Welcome & Introduction & Meet the Host FMH, Material Handling Solutions, Inc.
    Presented by: John Faulkner, President, FMH Material Handling Solutions, Inc.

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Economy Presentation The Great Balancing Act
    Presented by: KC Mathews, CFA, Chief Investment Officer at UMB Bank

    This presentation will discuss the imbalances in the economy and the risks of potential solutions that keep everything in balance. We will discuss key economic variables, along with 2022 forecasts. Attendees will learn what is driving the economy and financial markets, the risks that are present, and potential scenarios that may play out.

    Key Takeaways

    • An understanding of economic conditions and how they may change in the coming year.
    • An understanding of inflation, interest rate conditions and future Federal Reserve actions.
    • An understanding of current and expected financial market conditions.

    About the Speaker

  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am


  • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

    Roundtable Discussions

    Discuss Material Handling Business Trends

  • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Networking Luncheon with Your Material Handling Industry Peers

    Thank You FMH for Sponsoring
    the Networking Lunch.

  • 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Maximize Your MHEDA Membership
    Presented by: Liz Richards, CEO MHEDA

  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

    Financial Benchmarking: Big Picture Results from MHEDA’s DiSC Report!
    Presented by: John Mackay and Taylor Mackay, Mackay Research Group

    MHEDA’s DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparison) Report is a financial benchmarking study that provides key insights into exactly how 1 in 4 distributors earn 3 times more money than the typical MHEDA distributor. The 2022 DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparison) results are in for Industrial Truck, Engineered Systems and Storage & Handling. Compare your company’s performance to the industry’s top performing dealers. There has never been a more important year to benchmark. Mackay Research Group will share key findings and what you need as a company to do now. This presentation will highlight some of the critical performance statistics. Following the presentation there will be time for Q&A with John & Taylor.

    About the Speakers

  • 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm


  • 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

    Roundtable Discussion

    Discuss Material Handling Business Trends

  • 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

    Raffle Drawing and Closing Comments

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Optional Tour of FMH, Material Handling Solutions Inc.

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    What Do Members Say about Past Summits?
    “Loved the involvement, more than I expected.”

    “Great experience today overall.”

    “The networking and programming are always great with MHEDA.”

    “Great meeting, very informative.”

    “Truly like the one-day format-short and to the point.”

    “Enough time to network, content was excellent.”

    “Very well executed event with relevant information.”


KC Mathews

KC Mathews joined UMB in 2002. As Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, KC is responsible for the development, execution and oversight of UMB’s investment strategy. He is chairman of the Market and Economic Research Committee, Asset Management Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and Asset Management Policy Committee.

KC has more than 30 years of experience in investment analysis and management for individuals, families, business owners and charitable organizations. He frequently provides economic commentary as a regular contributor on Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg TV, CNN Money, CNBC TV and KC also tours to major U.S. cities to comment on the economy, banking industry and investments.

Prior to joining UMB, KC was a vice president and manager of the portfolio management group at Bank of Oklahoma for nine years. He was also employed by Kidder, Peabody & Co. for five years. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame after completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota. He also attended the ABA National Trust School at Northwestern University and completed an advanced education program in investment management at the Harvard Business School.

KC is a member of the CFA Institute. He is past president of the Kansas City CFA Society and a past president of the Oklahoma Society of Financial Analysts. He also sits on the board and executive committee for Junior Achievement and is also currently a board member of Operation Breakthrough. He is a former member of the advisory board for the University of Central Missouri’s Harmon College of Business Administration and a former faculty member of the School of Banking, and has taught finance and investments at several universities.

John R. Mackay

John R. Mackay has over three decades of experience helping entrepreneurs, primarily in owner-managed businesses, improve their profitability by understanding their strengths and weaknesses. Since 1982, John has been conducting benchmarking studies for trade associations. Prior to forming the Mackay Research Group, John was Vice President of the Profit Planning Group. In 2004, Mackay spun-off a segment of PPG to form the Mackay Research Group.

Taylor R. Mackay

Taylor R. Mackay began his benchmarking analytics career in 2013. His prior experience includes work in the banking industry and in supply chain logistics. Taylor received his undergraduate degree in finance from Colorado State University.


  • Embassy Suites Denver Central Park

    4444 North Havana Street
    Denver, CO 80239
    Phone: 303-375-0400
    Rate: $175 (Rate available 6/15 – 6/17)
    Room type: 2 Room Suite – King Bed

    Located off I-70, within three miles of The Shops at Central Park and Dick’s Sporting Goods Field. Denver International Airport is 15 miles from hotel. They have an indoor pool and fitness center. Enjoy daily made-to-order breakfast, WiFi, and an evening reception on us.

    Book Online using the button below or  by calling 303-375-0400 and asking for the MHEDA Meeting Rate.

    Note: The Give Back & Networking Reception scheduled on June 15 from 6:30pm-8:30pm will take place at the Embassy Suites.