OPEI Announces 2013-14 Officers & Board of Directors

Updated Jul 14, 2013

OPEI_logoThe Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced its 2013-14 Officers and Board of Directors. 

Officers for the 2013-2014 year include:

  • OPEI Chairman Todd Teske Chairman, President & CEO, Briggs & Stratton Corp.
  • OPEI Vice Chair Paul Mullet, President, Excel Industries
  • OPEI Secretary/Treasurer Lee Sowell, President – Outdoor Products, Techtronic Industries, N.A.

Continuing their service on the OPEI Board are:

  • Immediate Past Chairman, Daniel Ariens, President & CEO, Ariens Company
  • Marc Dufour, President, Club Car
  • Peter Hampton, President, Active Exhaust Corporation
  • Jean Hlay, President and Chief Operating Officer, MTD Products
  • Steven Bly, Executive Vice President, Echo
  • Ed Cohen, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Honda North America
  • Michael Hoffman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, The Toro Company
  • Tim Merrett, Vice President, AT&T Global Platform Turf & Utility, Deere & Company
  • Fred Whyte, President, Stihl Incorporated.

New to the board this year are Tom Cromwell, President, Kohler Engines, Kohler Company and John Cunningham, President, Consumer Products Group, Stanley Black & Decker.

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