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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



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Mikitka Named WERC's Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Board of Directors of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has named interim executive director Michael J. Mikitka, CMP, CAE, as Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

"Mikitka came on board as the Director of Conference and has been the principal architect of WERC's world class conference experience for the past eight years. He stepped up to the plate as interim leader of the association and has provided exceptional leadership during a time of transition. He brings association experience, experience with WERC and new ideas and energy. We're looking forward to innovation while continuing to meet member needs," according to Mark Cleveland, Board past president.

"In the 'brief' nine years that I've been with WERC, I've seen the role of warehousing and distribution in the supply chain evolve. These are exciting and challenging times for the industry, and I look forward to ensuring that WERC's products and services remain relevant and practical," says Mikitka.

Before joining WERC, Mikitka was the meeting manager for the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), a trade association of property and casualty insurance companies. In that role he developed learning materials and managed educational programs as well as their annual conference and trade show.

He graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and holds the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designations.

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