The 2024 Annual Meeting remains a staple event hosted by OPPAA

February 06, 2024
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OPPAA welcomed nearly 70 parts and accessories distributors, OEM’s, and suppliers – for its 2024 Annual Meeting.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Outdoor Power Parts & Accessories Association (“OPPAA”) offered ample networking amongst over 70 members and invited guests at its 2024 Annual Meeting, held in Longboat Key, Fla. from February 3rd through 5th, 2024.

Business sessions were front and center of this year’s Annual Meeting with special guests highlighting topics from artificial intelligence, machine learning, to actionable thought leadership techniques. Industry experts provided market insights while panelists raised awareness on how to continue supporting the OPE dealer industry. It was an honor to have heard from these inspiring leaders:

  • Author and Columnist – Gene Marks
  • CEO and Agriculture AI Expert – Colin Hurd
  • Product Management at Kohler – Clayton Bruce
  • Vice President at TraQline – Eric Voyer
  • Chairwoman of Guido Associates – Judy Guido

Social events kicked off the event, including the annual Lee Woodcock/Wayne Roger Memorial Golf Tournament. Attendees received a sneak peek into the OPPAA Dealer Survey that highlighted dealer spend on OPE parts and accessories had increased 7% in 2023.

OPPAA is made up of over 40 members representing the outdoor power parts and accessories industry across the supply chain including: manufacturers, parts companies, and distributors. The organization remains focused on protecting the interests of outdoor power equipment parts and accessories manufacturers and distributors, ensuring a healthy dealer network for today and beyond. The 2024-2025 Board of Directors driving the association forward includes:

  • President:                                Scott Rutledge, Medart Engine                              
  • Vice President:                        Jim Depolo, VP Racing Fuels
  • Secretary/Treasurer:              Carissa Gingras, Oregon Tool
  • Immediate Past President:      Darold Dunham, Power Distributors
  • Director:                                  Chris Roessler, Rotary
  • Director:                                  John Walker, Dometic
  • Director:                                  Lee Withers, Kress Commercial
  • Director:                                  Rick Jackson, Gardner, Inc.
  • Director:                                  Shawn Carothers, The Toro Company
  • Director:                                  Craig Smith, Stens Corporation
  • Observer:                                Dave Johnson, Constellation Dealership Software                

OPPAA is a member-driven organization with the ultimate purpose of facilitating the growth and availability of quality replacement parts and accessories for outdoor power equipment industry. 

Visit www.oppaa.org to learn more.

About OPPAA

OPPAA, originally established in 1986 as OPEAA, promotes the quality of replacement parts and accessories as an equivalent and economical means for the maintenance and repair of power equipment. OPPAA’s ultimate purpose is to facilitate the growth and availability of quality replacement parts and accessories for outdoor power equipment. For more information, contact Brandon Martin (info@oppaa.org), call 703.549.7600, or visit www.oppaa.org.