TAG: OPEI

OPEI board elects 2 new members, discusses 2018 plans

February 9, 2018By

The board of directors for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) elected two new members at a meeting in Miami, Fla. The two newly elected members are Mark Wagner, president of Club Car and Joseph C. Wright, president and CEO of Excel Industries. Officers for 2017-2018 are: OPEI Chair—Daniel T. Ariens, chairman and CEO, Ariens Co.; OPEI Vice Chair—Tom Cromwell,... read more

2018 GIE+EXPO to feature new format

September 14, 2017By

The 2018 GIE+EXPO will feature a new format, allowing contractors an extra day on the show floor and access to the outdoor demonstration area for three days. The indoor show floor will open exclusively for dealers, retailers and media at noon on Wednesday. Then, beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing Thursday and Friday, the entire industry will be invited to... read more

Companies in the News: Toro receives top award from EDA; OPEI to move; and more from Agri-Turf and Massey Services

August 24, 2017By

The Toro Co. received the Gold Level Award from the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), which is based on responses from the 2017 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. The annual survey focuses on 12 key categories of dealer operations and support, and compiles responses to provide a rating for participating equipment manufacturers. This is the third consecutive year in which Toro has received... read more

People on the Move: Giraldo named EY Entrepreneur of the Year, AmericanHort honors Raimondi; new hires, promotions for Aspire, OPEI, DHG, Bayer

June 15, 2017By

Clean Scapes CEO Ivan Giraldo received the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the service category in Central Texas. Presented by Ernst and Young, the award recognizes entrepreneurs who have built a market-leading business that has contributed to the industry, job market and community. As a winner in Central Texas, Giraldo is now eligible for consideration for the 2017... read more

OPEI poll shows consumers lack education on new fuels

March 20, 2017By

Though consumers are increasingly aware of the fuel they are using, reports of misfueling and improper fueling practices are on the rise, according to a poll recently released by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “While most people seem to be aware that there is ethanol in gasoline, the poll results show increased misfueling,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of... read more

OPEI: Gasoline containing more than E10 can be harmful to small engine products

November 30, 2016By

Gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol (E10) can be harmful to outdoor power equipment and other small engine products, like lawn mowers, snow throwers, trimmers and more, according to  The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “Using fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol in any gasoline-powered outdoor power equipment can void manufacturer’s warranties and damage the engine,” said Kris Kiser, president and... read more