OPEI elects new chairman

|  October 02, 2010 |

Fred J. Whyte, president of Stihl, was elected chairman of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute during the association’s 58th annual meeting in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Whyte’s term as OPEI chairman is for one year.

As president of Stihl, Whyte is responsible for the overall management of Stihl’s U.S. operation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

OPEI is an international trade association representing the manufacturers and their suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor equipment such as lawnmowers, garden tractors, utility vehicles, trimmers, edgers, chain saws, snow throwers, tillers, leaf blowers and other related products.

For more information on OPEI, visit www.opei.org.

Do you want some tips to stay safe on the job site?

Equipment World has created an entire section devoted to safety.

Click here to check it out. »


Here are the most recent tips we've posted:

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader