At the September meeting of the Board of Directors of the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA), Paul Kindinger announced that he would be leaving the organization.  His resignation was effective October 4, 2012.

“NAEDA has benefited greatly from Paul’s tenure as President and CEO,” said Joe Nash, Chairman of the Board. “We are very sorry to see him leave, but certainly wish him all the best.”

Among Kindinger’s accomplishments during his tenure at NAEDA were greater focus on manufacturer and government relations, improved financial resources for the organization and greater visibility, acceptance and stature for the organization among members and throughout the industry. 

The Board of Directors expects to form a search committee for the next President and CEO. 

“I am very appreciative of having the opportunity to serve equipment dealers throughout North America and proud to lead NAEDA,” Kindinger stated.  “It has been an opportunity of a lifetime and I would like to thank the board, affiliates, members and all those I have met and had the honor to work with these past twelve years. I wish the dealers and the organization only the greatest success in the future.”


NAEDA is one of the longest running trade associations in North America.  It is affiliated with 16 state, regional and provincial associations made up of member dealers in their area; 14 of the associations are in the United States, two are in Canada.  Each association acts as an autonomous unit within the area it serves. Together, NAEDA and its affiliates provide a wealth of services to approximately 5,000 equipment dealers in the two countries.