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Rack Manufacturers Institute elects new president and CEO

Friday, March 4, 2016

Jeff Andrews, VP of Sales for Elite Storage Solutions, was recently elected as President and CEO of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI). The RMI is an international member association overseeing the engineering, manufacturing and installation guidelines for the pallet rack industry. RMI is a multi-billion dollar manufacturing association where products supply distribution and warehousing companies with various pallet racks, cantilever racks pick modules and rack decking. The RMI has strict manufacturing and testing requirements for all members in order to receive their “R” mark certification. The primary objective is creating safer work environments for owners and employees by maintain high standards for rack manufacturers.

The RMI is a sub-association of the Material Handling Industry (MHI). MHI is a group of manufacturers whose storage and material handling equipment provide over $35 billion to the supply chain industry. This includes racks, conveyors, automated storage & retrieval systems, automated vehicles, lifts, hoists and warehouse management systems to name a few.

In addition to his duties as the RMI president, Mr. Andrews is also Vice-President and Co-owner of Elite Storage Solutions, a pallet rack manufacturer based out of Monroe, Georgia. Mr. Andrews also co-wrote the RMI guidelines for Rack Repair and Remediation and is an industry speaker at both PROMAT and MODEX Conference Expos, presenting rack and warehouse design considerations.

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