At the association’s recent Annual Meeting, members of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute elected its 2021-22 Board of Directors, adding Mike Clancy, CEO, Chervon North America, as new member of the Board.

The full 2021-22 Executive Committee comprises: Chair Tom Duncan, Executive Board Member, Positec USA; Vice Chair Joe Wright, President and CEO, Excel Industries; Secretary/Treasurer: Brian Melka, Group President — Power, Kohler Co.; Immediate Past Chair Rick Olson, Chairman and CEO, The Toro Co.; and GIE+EXPO Show Chairman Dan Ariens, Chairman and CEO, Ariens Co.; and Kris Kiser, President, OPEI and the TurfMutt Foundation.

Rounding out the Board are: Mike Clancy, CEO, Chervon North America; Tim Dorsey, President, Echo Incorporated; Bjoern Fischer, President, STIHL; Peter Hampton, President and CEO, Active Exhaust Corporation; Robert McCutcheon, President, Husqvarna North America; Tim Merrett, Vice President, Turf and Compact Utility Business Unit, Deere and Co.; Rob Moll, CEO, MTD; Lee Sowell, President, Outdoor Products, Techtronic Industries Power Equipment; Will Walton, III, Business Unit Head, Vice President, Honda Power Equipment.

“Our record sponsor support, and the significant member attendance is evidence that the industry is back, and bodes well for EXPO this October,” said Kiser. “We have several in-person meetings slated at our Alexandria headquarters building and are looking forward to a successful tradeshow this fall in Louisville.”

Next year’s Annual Meeting will be held at the El San Juan hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 21-23. 

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