About MHSi

Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHSi) was founded in 1995, and is a leading Automotive Containerization and Material Flow Company. We are the premier provider of integrated program management solutions to the global manufacturing, distribution, and services communities. We employ some of the finest engineers in the industry to provide the most cost-effective solutions for our customers. MHSi has experience domestically and abroad, and has worked in Mexico, Russia, China, South America and the Middle East. We use our expertise, intellectual capital, and unique technology solutions to provide measurable results every time.

In addition to our program management expertise, MHSi is a developer and provider of best-in-class software solutions. Whether mobile, web, or desktop we have built custom software solutions to help our customers streamline and drive profitability.

We specialize in the following:

  • Material Flow / Handling
  • Packaging Optimization
  • Project Management
  • Software Development
  • Technical Support
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Our Featured Services

At MHSi, we're not just project managers we're also engineers, analysts, software developers, and designers. We're a unique company having the best people with remarkable talent. Due to our various skills and talents we offer a wide range of services.

Software Development

Our team of software developers has developed a unique online collaboration tool for logistics planning and approvals. Let us help build your custom application.

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Package Optimization

Our team utilizes various methods such as a bounding box algorithm, part analysis, and engineering studies to optimize packaging efficiency. We share this data with our customers.

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Global Support

Our team of specialists can support you globally around the world. Our technology and the algorithms we use can give you insight into your logistical needs.

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Project Management

We have the capability to execute our project management processes within the United States as well as internationally. Projects have launched in Mexico and Europe.

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Material Flow

We use our extensive knowledge and lessons learned to help you ship material. Our technology and analyzing of data have helped our customers with their logistical needs.

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Design Services

Our design team handles engineering related issues. We can assist in the optimization of your packaging plans including the design of specialized racks.

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Interested in our services?  Give us a call at (248) 853-5660 or send us an email.

our team members

Ed Smith

President

Ed Smith has been with MHSi since 1999.  With his distinguished career in equipment re-manufacturing, real-estate, and investment banking, it was on Ed’s initiative that MHSi was purchased in 2001. Ed provides MHSi with the support to take action on opportunities which benefit MHSi’s customers and the company’s future.

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David M. Hicken

VP Sales & Operations

With over 35 years industry experience, including several levels of engineering and management within GM and Ford, Dave has been an innovator in the supply chain and material handling engineering industry.  With his experience in stamping, assembly, mechanical engineering, and design, Dave has applied his expertise to develop standardized processes.

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Anuja Deo

Business Development Manager

Anuja brings a strong background in automotive project management and engineering to the role of Business Development Manager.  Prior to that role, Anuja worked as both a project leader and project engineer at MHSi with 8 years of project management experience.  Anuja holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Supply Chain and Marketing.

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Joyce Kindermann

Platform Manager

Driven to ensure each client’s needs are met, Joyce possesses a vast understanding of customer processes.  Joyce has the foresight to predict how customer processes interact with one another across the supply chain, thus affecting project outcomes.  She has been with MHSi since 1998 and has worked in all areas of material handling program management.

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Margaret Peet

Platform Manager

Margaret is a successful management professional with more than 20 years of experience in planning, developing, and implementing projects associated with supply chain management, material handling engineering, material flow, and manufacturing operations.  Margaret has worked with MHSi’s biggest customers and is currently working on a BMW SKD (International) project with reported savings of greater than $2M.

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Marc Eichler

Design Manager

Marc leads and brings new ideas to MHSi’s in-house design department. He works with customers from design concept to the finished product. After graduating from design school in Germany, Marc worked for a car manufacturer and was able to strengthen his abilities, particularly in the automotive industry. As the CAD lead designer, Marc places great emphasis on the training and development of his team.

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Arnold Richards

Program Manager

Arnold has been in the automotive material handling industry since 1994.  He is currently a program manager with the Chrysler team.  He has been a valued member of the MHSi team since 2001.  His years of experience and his ability to lead and communicate in a team environment have greatly contributed to the success of the company.  Arnold is respected amongst his peers at MHSi and our various customers.

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Bobby Charles

Program Manager

Bobby brings over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been with MHSi since 2001.  Bobby specializes in material handling design and development.  He has spent a significant amount of time working to improve line side operations with respect to material handling systems. Bobby has a strong working relationship with his customers and is respected by his peers throughout the industry.

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Justin Adams

Program Manager

Justin joined MHSi in 2013 and brings a strong background in various areas of automotive containerization.  In his prior role of project engineer, he has been able to hone his abilities in rack design and production principles.  With a goal-oriented demeanor and strong attention to detail, he has become a major asset to exceeding the expectations of our customers.

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Our Clients

A sample of some of our valued clients.

Our Location

Our main headquarters is situated in beautiful Rochester Hills, MI. Only a half hour drive from downtown Metro Detroit.

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