The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has added three new members to its board of directors.
Michael Cole from Cole Equipment (Ada, OK), Kiki Brignoni from Heavy Equipment Inventory (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and Mike Pentz from Calvin Group (Loveland, CO) were inducted into the association’s board during IEDA’s annual meeting and expo, held in Orlando from Feb. 18 to 20.
Outgoing board members include Drew Van Brunt from Global Tractor Company, Brian Pokrajac from Peps Equipment and Chris Lohman from South Mountain Tractor.
As well, IEDA has prmoted board member Luke Brenner from Heavy Equipment Co. in Austin, Texas to the role of vice president of the association.
“IEDA board members consist of highly recommended individuals, recruited by previous board members with the insight of a fresh perspective progressing the group and its members forward,” said Kristen Williams, IEDA’s executive director. “We appreciate the time and contributions from our outgoing president and board members. They have done a wonderful job serving the independent used equipment industry.
“Under their leadership, the association has experienced a lot of success, and we are confident our new newest board members will continue to propel the association forward.”
Members of the IEDA board serve a minimum of two consecutive years and are responsible for establishing industry best-practices and used equipment standards.
Retiring board members were presented with the IEDA Leadership Award, which is given to outgoing board members annually for their contribution to the association.
Established in 2002, the IEDA is an international non-profit trade association promoting participation, professionalism and advancement in the independent distribution of heavy equipment. The IEDA focuses its efforts on providing discounts, marketing, advertising, education and networking opportunities to its members.
Only independent dealers who have been in business on their own for at least two years prior to applying for membership in the IEDA and have established a reputation for integrity and ethical business practices are eligible for membership.