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New Officers For OPEI

Posted on July 10, 2013

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced its 2013-2014 officers and board of directors. Officers for the 2013-2014 year include: Todd Teske, chairman, president & CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corp. as OPEI chairman; Paul Mullet, president, Excel Industries as OPEI vice chair; and Lee Sowell, president – Outdoor Products, Techtronic Industries, N.A., Inc., as OPEI secretary/treasurer.

Continuing their service on the OPEI Board are: Daniel Ariens, president & CEO, Ariens Co. as immediate past chairman,; Marc Dufour, president, Club Car; Peter Hampton, president, Active Exhaust Corp.; Jean Hlay, president and chief operating officer, MTD Products Inc.; Steven Bly, executive vice president, Echo Inc.; Ed Cohen, vice president, Government & Industry Relations, Honda North America; Michael Hoffman, chairman, chief executive officer, The Toro Co.; Tim Merrett, vice president, AT&T Global Platform Turf & Utility, Deere & Co.; and Fred Whyte, president, Stihl Incorporated.

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