John Paxton is the Chief Executive Officer of Material Handling Industry Association (MHI). Mr. Paxton has over 30 years of leadership experience in the material handling industry. Before joining MHI, he was the President of Demag Cranes and Components, North American crane manufacturing and service operations.
Mr. Paxton has been recognized for his volunteer leadership in the material handling industry. This leadership includes serving as Chairman of the Board of MHI, as well as the president of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA).
Mr. Paxton is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and of Kent State University with an MBA focused on international business.