OPEI adds 3 new board members

October 1, 2015 -  By

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) will add three additional board members Oct. 21 at the opening of GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America.OPEI_logo

The new board members include:

• Tom Duncan, president and CEO, Positec USA;
• David Withers, president, Jacobsen; and
• Bjoern Fischer, incoming president, Stihl.

“Board members play a vital role in overseeing our work, ensuring we continue to be the voice of this diverse industry,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. “The additional board members will lend their unique vision and expertise to our already-strong board.”

Continuing their service on the OPEI board of directors are:

• Daniel Ariens, president, Ariens Company;
• Earl Bennett, general counsel N.A. & L.A., Husqvarna Group;
• Edward Cohen, vice president, government & industry relations, Honda North America;
• Tom Cromwell, group president – Power, Kohler Co.;
• Tim Dorsey, president, Echo;
• Marc Dufour, president, Club Car;
• Peter Hampton, president, Active Exhaust Corp.;
• Jean Hlay, president and COO, MTD Products;
• Michael Hoffman, chairman, CEO, The Toro Co.;
• Tim Merrett, vice president of agriculture & turf divison global platform and turf & utility, Deere & Co.;
• Paul Mullet, president, Excel Industries;
• Lee Sowell, president, outdoor products at Techtronic Industries Power Equipment;
• Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO, Briggs & Stratton Corp.; and
• Fred Whyte, president, Stihl.


Updated 10/2/15

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