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TAG: Kris Kiser

Exclusive: OPEI CEO Kris Kiser discusses cancellation of 2020 GIE+EXPO

July 30, 2020By
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With yesterday’s announcement that GIE+EXPO has been postponed to 2021, Landscape Management’s Seth Jones spoke with Kiser and asked him if GIE+EXPO is insured; if a virtual show was considered; and how the decision was ultimately made to cancel the event for 2020. read more

Kris Kiser discusses TurfMutt Foundation and the importance of backyard spaces

July 22, 2020By
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Kris Kiser discusses the TurfMutt Foundation and how the pandemic has made homeowners reevaluate the value of their own outdoor spaces. read more

Show organizers say GIE+EXPO is a go

May 12, 2020By

GIE+EXPO will be held as planned this year on Oct. 21- 23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, said show organizers who also promise to design and develop a show and educational programming with all necessary safety protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Everyone is asking if GIE+EXPO is happening,” said Kris Kiser, president of... read more

Kris Kiser on GIE+EXPO 2020: “The show will be held safely and responsibly”

May 11, 2020By
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Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI, talks with Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones about the status of the 2020 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville. read more

OPEI cuts ribbon on new headquarters

May 9, 2018By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) celebrated the opening of its new headquarters on May 7. The association purchased the building at 1605 King Street, Alexandria, Va., last summer. OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser said in a release last August that OPEI outgrew its current space. “OPEI has been dealing with a problem for a couple years now,” Kiser... read more

OPEI poll shows consumers lack education on new fuels

March 20, 2017By

Though consumers are increasingly aware of the fuel they are using, reports of misfueling and improper fueling practices are on the rise, according to a poll recently released by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “While most people seem to be aware that there is ethanol in gasoline, the poll results show increased misfueling,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of... read more