Kiser To Lead OPEI

Posted on August 31, 2011

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced the appointment of Kris Kiser as the organization’s next president and CEO, succeeding the retiring Bill Harley. Kiser formerly served as the OPEI’s executive vice president and COO.

Kiser, an attorney, is a long-time veteran of Capitol Hill, having served as a congressional aide and is a highly regarded fuels expert. He has served as the chief advocate for the outdoor power equipment industry before the U.S. Congress and administration on a range of issues related to fuels, emissions, manufacturing, environment and water.

Prior to joining OPEI, Kiser served for 14 years in senior management at two major trade associations representing the automobile manufacturing and forest products industries.

OPEI is an international trade association representing 80 manufacturers worldwide in the engine, utility vehicle and landscape, lawn, garden, and forestry equipment industries.