The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors March 6. Michael Cole from Cole Equipment, Ada, Oklahoma; Kiki Brignoni from Heavy Equipment Inventory, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Mike Pentz from Calvin Group, Loveland, Colorado, were inducted into the association’s board of directors during IEDA’s Annual Meeting and Expo held Feb.18-20 in Orlando, Florida.
Outgoing board members include Drew Van Brunt from Global Tractor Company, Colleyville, Texas; Brian Pokrajac from Peps Equipment, San Jacinto, California; and Chris Lohman from South Mountain Tractor, Phoenix.
One board member was also promoted. Luke Brenner from Heavy Equipment Co., Austin, Texas, is now the vice president of the IEDA.
"IEDA board members consist of highly recommended individuals, recruited by previous board members, [who will bring the] insight of a fresh perspective progressing the group and its members forward," Kristen Williams, IEDA's executive director, says. "We appreciate the time and contributions from our outgoing president and board members. They have done a wonderful job serving the independent used equipment industry. Under their leadership, the association has experienced a lot of success, and we are confident our new newest board members will continue to propel the association forward.”
Members of the IEDA board of directors serve a minimum of two consecutive years and are responsible for establishing industry best practices and quality used equipment standards. Retiring board members were presented with the IEDA Leadership Award, which is given to outgoing board members annually for their contribution to the organization.