The Board of Directors of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association elected officers at a meeting in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Leading the Association as president will be Ben Hellbusch, Co-Owner of Duo Lift Manufacturing in Columbus, Nebraska. The company designs and manufactures trailers and running gears for agricultural, commercial, and industrial markets in a number of standard and custom models. Hellbusch is the second executive from the company to be elected president.
The Board elected Hellbusch to a one-year term beginning immediately. He succeeds Tim Burenga of Worksaver Inc. in Litchfield, Illinois. Serving with Hellbusch will be:
- First Vice President Randy Reinke, CEO of Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc., in Litchfield, Minnesota
- Second Vice President, Craig Harthoorn, President of H&S Manufacturing in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
- Treasurer Paul Jeffrey, General Manager at Mac Don Industries, Ltd. In Kansas City, Missouri.
- Secretary, Mark Ivey, Vice President at Dirt Dog Manufacturers in Selma, Alabama.
The officers will lead a 16-member Board of Directors. The Association serves as voice, advocate, and resource for companies from each link in the farm implement supply chain: manufacturers, providers of component parts and services to those manufacturers, and equipment marketers.
For more information, contact Gina Clark with the Association at (314) 878-2304.