Kansas City, MO – July 18, 2023 – The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Shane Wilker as the Dealer Development Manager for the Pacific Northwest and Far West Regions. NAEDA, a prominent organization supporting equipment dealers across the United States and Canada, continues to bolster its commitment to member services through regional representation.
Michael Piercy, NAEDA’s VP of Dealer Development stated, “As a Dealer Development Manager, Shane Wilker will provide support to NAEDA’s Dealer Members, helping in crucial areas such as government affairs, manufacturer relations, training, consulting, and other essential services. With a strong focus on cultivating mutually beneficial relationships, Wilker will play a vital role in enhancing the success and growth of dealerships in the Pacific Northwest and Far West.”
Shane Wilker brings 35 years of experience in the agriculture aftermarket industry to his new role. As the President and CEO of the esteemed Shane Wilker Company, Wilker has established himself as an expert in consulting and training, particularly in customer and employee focus groups. Notably, he recently served as the Dealer Development Consultant for the Far West Equipment Dealers Association, providing comprehensive guidance to dealers on a wide range of topics and challenges.
“Shane has long been an invaluable asset to the dealer equipment industry, garnering immense respect from his peers,” remarked Piercy. “His extensive knowledge and expertise in dealer operations have been instrumental in helping numerous organizations find effective solutions to their most pressing issues. Furthermore, his strong dealer relationships underscore his exceptional ability to deliver consultative services in the equipment industry.”
Wilker’s contributions extend beyond dealer development, as he has collaborated with various colleges and universities on workforce development programs, actively working to attract new talent to the agriculture and construction industries. Additionally, his involvement with FIRA-USA has advanced the robotics and autonomous vehicles sectors, showcasing his dedication to driving innovation and progress in the industry.
“I am excited to work with NAEDA and contribute my knowledge and skills to the association and eagerly anticipate collaborating with dealer organizations to address their concerns and enhance productivity,” said Wilker.
With the addition of Shane Wilker as Dealer Development Manager for the Pacific Northwest and Far West Regions, NAEDA reaffirms its commitment to empowering equipment dealers and providing them with unparalleled support, further solidifying its position as a trusted industry leader.
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