Newly elected officers and directors of the Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA) for 2020-2021 are: Kent Zimmerman, John Day Company, Omaha, Nebraska; President; Mark Tibbitts, General Implement Distributors, Salt Lake City, Utah, First Vice President; Trey Price, Price Bros. Equipment Co., Wichita, Kansas, Second Vice President; Steve Prouty, McNeil Marketing Co., Albany, Oregon, Treasurer and Immediate Past President; Bob Doran, Doran Distribution Services, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Secretary; Shannon Soparlo, Adair Sales and Marketing Company, Inc., Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada, Director; and Andy Robson, Teagle Machinery, Ltd., Truro, Cornwall England, Associate Member Delegate.
The seven-member board was elected during EMDA’s Corporate Annual Meeting held via Zoom on October 28, 2020. The Board will supervise administration of membership services to EMDA’s member firms.
The Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA) is the international association for wholesaler-distributors and manufacturer’s representatives of agricultural and related industry equipment and parts. For generations, EMDA members have served as the vital link between manufacturers and North American retail dealers.
EMDA’s member reps and distributors are located throughout the United States and Canada. They perform such value-added services as warehousing, in-field sales representation, advertising and promotion, product education, service requirements, warranty representation, physical handling and credit and collections.
EMDA members provide the functions which lower the total cost of distribution and increase manufacturers’ market share. EMDA’s headquarters is located in Iowa City, Iowa.