The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) in Alexandria, Virginia, recently announced its 2015-2016 officers and board of directors, who were selected during OPEI’s annual June meeting in New Mexico. The new members include a new chair and vice chair, a new secretary/treasurer, and a new immediate past chair.

The new chair of OPEI is Lee Sowell, president of Outdoor Products Techtronic Industries Power Equipment; vice chair is Tim Merrett, vice president of A & T Global Platform and Turf & Utility, Deere & Company. The secretary/treasurer is Daniel Ariens, president of Ariens Company; the immediate past chair is Paul Mullet, president of Excel Industries.