Association Notes – Fall 2021


New partner, new and familiar faces

New Partnership will provide WEDA members with access to foreign currency exchanges and cross-border payment solutions.

The newest partner of the Western Equipment Dealers Association is Cambridge Global Payments.

Cambridge provides integrated cross-border payments and currency risk management solutions and gives WEDA members a preferred provider of foreign currency exchange and international payment solutions throughout North America.

“Currency transactions and working with foreign suppliers is a regular occurrence for many of our equipment dealer members. But getting a competitive rate and a suitable product is perhaps overlooked at times. This partnership with Cambridge is another way dealers may benefit from their membership with potential savings on these common transactions,” said John Schmeiser, CEO, Western Equipment Dealers Association.

“Cambridge is honored to become an endorsed provider with WEDA, a highly regarded association that advocates for North American agriculture, industrial, forestry, and outdoor equipment dealers,” said Mark Frey, president, Cambridge Global Payments. Frey added that he’s confident WEDA members located across Canada and the U.S. will benefit from access to his company’s innovative cross-border payments and currency hedging solutions. “Our team members across North America look forward to sharing our experience and helping WEDA members grow their businesses globally.”

Through this partnership, WEDA’s 2,000+ members and their companies gain access to Cambridge’s innovative solutions to help mitigate foreign exchange exposure for their day-to-day business needs to help them meet their stated financial goals. Additionally, Cambridge’s award-winning trading platform will enable WEDA’s members to manage their global payments from a single point of access.

Schmeiser said that WEDA members can begin using Cambridge by visiting

Additional information is available by calling 800-374-8077 or writing to Cambridge at

New WEDA staff

The new faces at WEDA include Whitney Kohler and Angela Mosco.

Whitney Kohler Equipment Dealer Consulting

Kohler joins WEDA in the Kansas City office as an accountant and will be part of the Equipment Dealer Consulting team. A CPA with almost 10 years of audit and accounting experience, she holds a joint accounting and marketing degree. Kohler’s education and experience will help with EDC growth plans today and into the future.



Angela Mosco WEDA administrative coordinator

Mosco joins WEDA in the Calgary office and brings her marketing experience to the role of administrative coordinator. She is also a talented graphic designer and has worked with the association for years as designer of the Canadian Equipment Dealer magazine and other association promotional material.




Familiar faces

WEDA is pleased to acknowledge service milestones reached by association staff.

Left Curt Kleoppel, Right John Schmeiser

Curt Kleoppel recently received his 40-year plaque. Kleoppel is WEDA’s chief financial officer and president of Equipment Dealer Consulting. He’s also a content provider to association publications and is a frequent guest on industry webinars.



John Schmeiser, WEDA CEO

WEDA CEO John Schmeiser celebrated his 25th year in the industry. John was CEO of the former Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, which merged with the SouthWestern Association to become WEDA.


Jennifer Luce receives her service award from WEDA CEO John Schmeiser.

Jennifer Luce is celebrating five years with the association. After serving as regional manager of the former Pacific Northwest Association, which also merged with WEDA, Luce was named chief operating officer and continues in that role.



Left Eric Wareham, Right John Schmeiser

Eric Wareham also received a five-year service award. The versatile Wareham is the association’s vice president of government affairs for the U.S. and he’s a valued contributor to the association’s U.S. magazine, Western Equipment Dealer.

WEDA congratulates all of these people for reaching meaningful milestones with the association and appreciates their work on behalf of dealers and the industry.




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