Our History

OPPAA, originally established in 1986 as OPEAA, promotes the quality of replacement parts and accessories for the maintenance and repair of outdoor power equipment.

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Our Purpose

Position ourselves for organizational inclusion and growth that increases membership value through broad perspectives and resources.

Membership

Industry Advocacy

  • Protect the integrity of outdoor power equipment parts and accessories manufacturers and distributors
  • Influence and support the development and implementation of standards applicable to OPE parts and accessories
  • Influence applicable legislative and regulatory processes
  • Seek opportunities to ensure a healthy industry sales channel
  • Provide education to our members with market data, trends, statistics, and information relevant to the OPE industry
  • Facilitate communication and networking between members and constituent groups
  • 2022

    Realigned the association’s name to, Outdoor Power Parts & Accessories Association, which incorporates our continued evolution of becoming more inclusive, for OEM and non-OEM, parts and accessories suppliers into our future legacy.

  • 2010

    The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) assumed management of the Association. While maintaining separate identities OPPAA expanded its member benefits to include stronger regulatory and legislative support.

  • 2000

    The Bill Nelson Scholarship Endowment (BNSE) was established to honor a founding OPPAA member of the Rotary Corporation. He was a succesful business person, community steward, and cherished family member. OPPAA is proud to support our industry youth and communities.

  • February 1986

    A total of 32 founding companies joined in coalition to form the foundation of OPPAA by establishing a purpose, mission, and bylaws that we still honor today.