Leadership

Powerful voices for the manufacturers and suppliers of the OPE parts and accessories industry.

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2024-2025 OPPAA Board of Directors

The Association Officers are elected by its members and provide overall governance while actively promoting the association’s objectives.

Scott Rutledge

OPPAA Executive Committee / Medart Engine

“Continue to advocate and grow the independent dealer network, working closely with manufacturers and vendors. Assisting in finding solutions that can help to sustain and grow the OPE industry from an end user standpoint as well as the dealer network.”

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Jim Depolo

OPPAA Executive Committee / VP Racing Fuels

“Enhance OPPAA’s sphere of influence in the aftermarket industry, grow B2B networking opportunities, and support aftermarket dealers, distributors and suppliers.”

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Carissa Gingras

OPPAA Executive Committee / Oregon Tool

Member Elected – 2023 Board Member

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Darold Dunham

OPPAA Executive Committee / Power Distributors

“Continue to develop, test, and offer meaningful solutions for the betterment of all OPE aftermarket stakeholders, health of the independent dealer, and well being of the OPE industry.”

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R. Lee Withers

OPPAA Director / Positec USA, Inc. - Kress

“Assist in Broadening the membership and reach of OPPAA.”

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Shawn Carothers

OPPAA Director / TheToro Company

Member Elected – 2023 Board Member

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Rick Jackson

OPPAA Director / Gardner Inc.

Member Elected – 2023 Board Member

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Chris Roessler

OPPAA Director / Rotary Corporation

Member Elected – 2023 Board Member

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John Walker

OPPAA Director / Dometic

Member Elected – 2023 Board Member

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Craig Smith

OPPAA Director / Stens Corporation

Professional Experience: Over 20 years with Stens; prior to that, 6 years in the marine retail industry. Professional Goals: To work for a company that strives to be a market leader in delivering value and services to their customers. Also a company who respects their employees and lives by their core values. Education: Martinsville, IN […]

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Senior Advisory Committee

Craig Smith, Past Executive Committee, Stens Corporation
Don Martin, Past Executive Committee, Rotary Corporation

Affiliate Member Observer

Dave Johnson, Constellation Dealership Group

Senior Staff

Brandon Martin, Vice President, OPPAA
Suzanne Shomers, Vice President of Finance and Administration, OPPAA
Marla Popkin, Director, OPPAA