2017 Annual Meeting
March 5-8, 2017
The Wigwam, Phoenix, AZ
To view the presentation handouts.
Please Sir, Can it Hurt Some More? – Jack Ampuja, current speaker
Supply Chain Management: A Puzzling Opportunity – Jack Ampuja, current speaker
Distributor Performance Tools – From Albert Bates Ph.D., former Annual Meeting Speaker
Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!
Sheffield Financial provides powerful financing for powerful equipment. Since 1992, we have financed over $10 billion in consumer and commercial retail loans for dealers of most major brand names in the industry. Our innovative variety of financing products, friendly and timely service and quick credit decisions are unmatched in our industry.
Synchrony Financial is built from GE heritage, tracing our roots to 1932 when GE first offered financing for new appliances. Today, we’re the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States, based on purchase volume and receivables, and that’s just the beginning.
Wells Fargo Commercial offers comprehensive business financing products, services, and management tools to help your business grow. Work with industry specialists who can provide the right financial services for you.
Honda Engines offers a complete line of small, general purpose engines for commercial, rental industry, and consumer applications. Honda engines supply smooth and dependable power for more than 3,000 different product applications, including pressure washers, lawn mowers, and rescue and construction equipment.
TD Retail Card Services
TD Retail Card Services has more than 65 years in the business and has the expertise to start and administer your private label credit card program.
Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets. Blount is the market leader in manufacturing saw chains and guide bars for chain saws under the brands Oregon and Carlton. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Blount sells its high-quality, innovative products in more than 115 countries through an extensive global distribution network.
Husqvarna is a world leader in outdoor power products for forestry, lawn and garden care.
SnowEx has been a leader in snow and ice control since 1993. TurfEx provides a new
school of thought to the turf care industry with innovative products.
Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment.
Meyer Products is dedicated to providing innovative and highly reliable snow and ice control systems to our customers at competitive prices.
For more than 50 years, MTD has been a leader in designing and building durable, easy-to-use outdoor power equipment. Our family of brands offers award-winning products designed to meet lawn and garden needs for both residential and commercial products. Along with Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and Remington, the MTD family of brands includes MTD®, MTD Gold®, MTD Pro®, Yard-Man®, Yard Machines® and Bolens®. The appeal of each brand lies in its individuality and distinctive appearance. MTD products can be found in all channels of distribution such as home improvement stores, hardware stores, mass retailers, independent dealers and farm supply stores.
Schiller Grounds Care
Our mission is to make it easier for grounds care professionals and serious do-ityourselfers to care for their landscapes and achieve the superior results they demand.
An innovative leader in commercial lawn maintenance technology, dedicated to manufacturing the safest and highest quality lawn equipment in the world.
ARI is a leading provider of electronic parts catalogs and related technology and services to increase sales and profits for dealers in the manufactured equipment markets.
Kohler Engines is a global manufacturer of small gasoline, diesel, and petrol engines, serving the lawn and garden, industrial, transportation, agriculture, and light construction markets.
Owner Resource Group is a private investment firm founded to provide superior, enduring results for privately-held businesses.
PECO specializes in the design and manufacture of outdoor power equipment. For over thirty-five years, PECO has been the leader in the lawn vacuum industry.
Stens—The Parts Company
Stens is a leader in its industry, priding itself on innovative products, fast service, and great customer care and support. Stens is committed to helping your business run better and ultimately to you being successful.
Worldlawn Power Equipment manufactures outdoor power equipment that currently includes professional commercial mowers, residential lawnmowers and snow throwers.