• Meet Erik James

     Erik James is our newest Material Handling Specialist at our Columbus,Ohio Branch. He just recently joined us in February of this year, so I guess he can technically still be considered a ‘newbie’.  Erik was recruited to MH Equipment by Brian Wolfe, our Construction Equipment Specialist in the Cincinnati area, from Hilti, Inc. where he was a Civil Specialist selling civil engineering equipment to the construction industry.

    During his time at MH Equipment, Erik says that the thing he likes most about working for MH is the people he gets to work with on a daily basis; and he says that his most memorable experience thus far was his first Hyster sale to a Columbus trucking company.

    When he’s not working, Erik likes to spend time with his beautiful wife Bergen Lynn and their two children, Becket who is 3 and Zoe who is 1. Together they like spending time at the pool or Buckeye Lake (Ohio’s oldest state park!). Erik is also considered the ‘get-together’ guy in his social circle – frequently organizing and planning social events. Finally, when he’s not organizing social events or spending time with family, you can find Erik snow skiing or watching his favorite baseball team, the Cleveland Indians, play ball. (When asked why they were his favorite team, Erik simply replied “Because I’m a glutton for punishment….” Ouch.)

    Erik says that Kurt Cobain is the one person in history that he would like to have dinner with. “There really isn’t a deep meaning behind wanting to have dinner with Kurt Cobain, I just grew up listening to his music and he was very influential in my childhood.  I’d like to ask him what was so wrong in his life that he needed to end it.  Most musicians love music, make good money and entertain people, or want to change the way society feels and thinks about issues at hand…he accomplished all three during and after his life.”

    Please join me in welcoming aboard Erik James to the MH family – we look forward to his many years at MH Equipment!

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