George W. Prest is the Chief Executive Officer of MHI. Mr. Prest has over 30 years of experience in the material handling industry, both in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He was the chief executive officer of Prest Rack, Inc.

Mr. Prest has been recognized for his volunteer leadership of industry manufacturers and distributor associations, local government and charitable foundations. This leadership includes serving as president of both the Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI), as executive chairman of MHI, and as a member of the Manufacturers Board of Advisors (MBOA) of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).

Mr. Prest is a graduate of University of Arizona with a B.A. in Public Administration. He also participated in post-graduate studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Notre Dame.