Jul 25, 2022
Michael Mikitka is the Executive Vice President of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), a division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI) Knowledge Center. WERC helps its members and their companies to succeed by creating unparalleled learning experiences, networking opportunities, and access to research-driven industry information. WERC exists to lead the warehousing industry, advanced warehousing science, and develop competitive advantages for both individuals and corporations.
As the CEO of WERC since 2000, Michael moved into his current position in 2020 and has enjoyed a front-row seat and witnessed the environmental changes to the warehousing industry and how the industry has met new challenges. He received his Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in industrial and organizational psychology, is a Certified Association Executive, and a Board Member for the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI).
The warehousing industry provides many opportunities for players to serve and add value to each other. According to Michael Mikitka, companies benefit a lot from joining associations where they interact and learn from other leaders.
In an increasingly complex world, warehousing distribution fulfillment professionals make sense of things so that people get their products and services, companies deliver on their commitments, economies grow, and communities thrive. As a leader at the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), Michael loves the opportunities he gets to serve fellow leaders. He takes an active role in executing WERC’s annual networking events, which help bring together different players within the industry.
In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Michael Mikitka, the Executive Vice President of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), a division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI) Knowledge Center. Michael talks about the art and science of leading leaders through event production. He explains how the warehousing industry has evolved over the years, how WERC educates its members, and the importance of annual industry conferences.