Kris Yancey, Owner and Operator of Implement Sales LLC located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, has been nominated for election to the EMDA Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Association’s Corporate Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City OK, November 3, 2021.
Yancey was selected by the Nominations Committee chaired by Steve Prouty, McNeil Marketing, Albany, Oregon, and committee members Ted Traeder, Traeder Enterprises, Inc., Hillsboro, Wisconsin, and Dana Fuller, NW Ag & Industrial Agents, Damascus, Oregon.
ISCO currently operates out of a 31,000 square foot warehouse and office facility. Prior to ownership, Yancey was a territory manager for ISCO covering North Georgia, East Tennessee and North Alabama for 21 years. When Yancey’s father-in-law, Mitch Elkins retired, Yancey had the opportunity to purchase the business from Mitch Elkins and Dick Price in 2019. ISCO has been serving the dealers in the South East for more than 67 years,
Yancey has 3 outside sales managers with an eye on increasing that number in the future.
Yancey was born and raised in Georgia and attended Georgia College and State University and Southern Polytechnic. In 1999, Kris began his career at ISCO. Yancey’s favorite part of his job is building relationships with his dealers.
Kris and his wife Brittany have two college age kids, Cole (22) is a senior and plays baseball at the University of North Georgia and Paxton (19) plays soccer at Toccoa Falls College. Kris and his wife enjoy watching their kids play sports, hiking, jeep riding and being active members for more than 25 years at their church. In his spare time, Kris enjoys golf and working with the men at his church.
EMDA Board members are elected for a three-year term, and are eligible to serve two terms. The EMDA Nominations Committee also proposed the re-election to the Board of to serve as Trey Price, Price Bros. Equipment, Wichita, Kansas, 1st Vice President. Current Board members serving terms through 2022 include: Kent Zimmerman, John Day Co., Omaha, Nebraska, who will serve as Treasurer; and Bob Doran, Doran Distribution Services, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, who will serve as 2nd Vice President. Board members serving terms through 2023 include: Mark Tibbitts, General Implement Distributors, Salt Lake City, Utah, who will serve as President and then Treasurer; and Shannon Soparlo, Adair Sales & Marketing, Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada, who will serve as Secretary and then 2nd Vice President. Andy Robson is North American Sales Manager for Teagle Machinery, Ltd., Truro, Cornwall England, will serve his second year as Associate Member Delegate to the Board.
Under the provisions of EMDA’s Bylaws, nominations for election to the Board are from the Nominations Committee or by any 10 or more member firms who prepare and file a written nomination signed by all nominators (and accompanied by the written consent of the nominee or nominees to serve if elected) with the EMDA Board of Directors or EMDA’s Executive Vice President at least 30 days prior to the Association’s Annual Meeting.
The EMDA Board of Directors meets during the Fall Convention and once during the Spring. The Board also participates in several conference calls over the course of the membership year. ###