TAG: Kris Kiser

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

GIE+EXPO previews workshop, demo schedules

June 15, 2016By

GIE+EXPO released its workshop and hardscape demonstration schedules for lawn and landscape professionals. The show will be held Oct. 19-21 in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “This year’s show is a must-attend event for lawn and landscape pros who are looking to move their businesses to the next level,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment... read more

OPEI adds 3 new board members

October 1, 2015By

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

OPEI shares tips for mowing on a slope

March 20, 2015By

With the mowing season soon in full force, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) outlined some safety procedures to keep in mind when mowing on slopes and inclines. “If you are using your lawn mower on a slope, it is very important that you pay attention to the terrain, be vigilant of risks and know how to fully operate your... read more

DHS resumes H-2B processing, new rule to come by April 30

March 18, 2015By

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume reviewing H-2B guest-worker visa applications, the agency announced March 17. Its premium processing service remains suspended. Earlier in the week, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed an unopposed motion to freeze the March 4 order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in Perez v. Perez until April... read more