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Mick McCormick, Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Mick McCormick, Robotics Business Leader at Yale Materials Handling Corporation, has worked in the material handling field for 30 years. He has Mick McCormick, Yale Materials Handling Corporationexperience in automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robotics, lift trucks and distribution management. Before his term at the Hyster-Yale Group, he served as director of product management, robotics, business intelligence and information solutions at The Raymond Corporation and as a business integration manager at Toyota Industries.

Yale Materials Handling is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of materials handling equipment. They provide products and applications for more than 700 industries, including warehousing, large-capacity cargo and container handling.  The operating company Hyster-Yale Group includes three operating divisions at 26 facilities, 13 counties and employs more than 5,000 people.

Key terms: material handling, automation, data analytics workforce planning and recruitment/retention.

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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