Fenton, Mo. (July 2015) – The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) has announced the promotion of Joe Dykes to the position of Vice President of Industry Relations.

Joe joined the NAEDA staff in May 2008 serving as Director, Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) Programs in addition to being the Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Equipment Association (MVEA), a position he held since 1990. Upon dissolution of MVEA in 2011, Joe was appointed Director, Member Services for NAEDA. In this position, he developed programs, products, and services that supported NAEDA’s purpose and provided equipment dealers with valuable business and professional development opportunities. He also served as staff contact to the OPE Council.

In his new role, Joe will continue to oversee these functions while seeking additional opportunities to leverage existing programs (e.g., the Compensation & Benefits Report and the Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey) and develop new products. In addition, he will serve as liaison to NAEDA’s industry partners and will work to expand services provided to OPE dealers by monitoring activities and coordinating meetings with OPE manufacturers in an effort to foster productive and mutually-beneficial relationships. Joe’s knowledge of the industry and his relationship with members and manufacturers will be a tremendous asset in expanding service to all dealers.