Yates joins the MH team after most recently working for Fairchild Equipment, Ham Lake, Minnesota, where he served as president of the West Division. Fairchild Equipment sells materials handling and warehouse equipment, forklift parts, certified training and other products.
Yates has more than 40 years of experience in various sales leadership roles. He has held executive positions at a number of companies, including Iveco Trucks of North America, Yale Materials Handling, Nordictrack, Jostens, New Standard Corp. and Rihm Kenworth.
MH Equipment President Jim Brake says, “MH Equipment in St. Louis is excited to welcome Isaac as our new regional sales manager. He brings great energy and many years of material handling experience to our sales team. It is clear that Isaac exemplifies the core values of our company and the future that we are building for our customers and employees.”
Started in Peoria, Illinois, in 1952 as one of the smallest Hyster forklift dealerships in the United States, MH Equipment has grown to become one of the largest material handling services providers in the U.S. In 1994, the company was purchased by current CEO John Wieland. The company has since grown from 50 employees to an organization comprised of multiple dealerships, more than 700 employees and 28 servicing locations throughout the Midwest. MH became a Yale equipment dealer in 2010 and currently has five locations serving the Erie, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; and St. Louis and Scott City, Missouri, areas.