New association expected to be in place July 1
After several years of discussion and planning, the members of the Western Equipment Dealers Association, Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association, United Equipment Dealers Association, and Equipment Dealers Association have voted overwhelmingly in favor to merge.
Under the merger, the four associations will become the new North American Equipment Dealers Association – or NAEDA. The member vote, which began shortly after the first of the year and ended in February, was the final step in the merger process to create the new association of equipment dealers. The effective date of the merger is projected for July 1, 2022.
“We appreciate the overwhelming level of support that we have been given by our members,” said Tom Rosztoczy, chair of the Long-Range Planning Group. “Now that our members have ratified the merger resolutions, we will start with our transition plan and consolidating our resources – taking the best of all four organizations to enhance our value proposition to dealers.”
“A major reason for proceeding with this merger is our members will benefit from a larger, financially strong association that will provide more services to address the needs of today’s equipment dealers,” added Rosztoczy. “I am very pleased with the confidence that our members have shown in this unification plan.” Rosztoczy is president and CEO of Stotz Equipment.
The newly formed organization will continue to focus on dealer priorities, namely representing dealers’ interests with manufacturers and government regulators in Ottawa, Ontario, and Washington, D.C.
NAEDA will also continue to represent dealers on regulatory issues in the 24 U.S. capitals of the states involved in the merger and in nine Canadian provinces. The states and provinces that will be in NAEDA’s service area are highlighted (Blue) in the map.
NAEDA will continue to work with all regional equipment dealer associations in North America effectively representing agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment dealers.
For more information contact:
Kim Rominger, CEO
Gary Manke, CEO
John Schmeiser, CEO
WEDA< 816 561-5323