ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Outdoor Power Equipment Aftermarket Association announced its 2015-2016 officers and Board of Directors during its Annual Meeting held Feb. 7-9, 2015.

OPEAA Officers for 2015 are: President: Franck Sogaard, Jarden Applied Materials; Vice President: Scott Harris, Blount International; Secretary/Treasurer: Mitzi Kiefer, Stens Corporation; and Immediate Past President: Jeff Andrews, Desert Extrusion.

Rodney Deloach, Rotary Corporation; Britton Harold, Husqvarna; Jim Paugh, NGK Spark Plugs; and Bob Wehmueller, Prime Line, were elected to the board. Jerry Alexander, HBD/Thermoid, is continuing his service on the board.

OPEAA had a very successful Annual Meeting, held this year at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting not only provided several social networking opportunities, but it was also very productive. The business sessions included speakers who presented timely and relevant information for the industry.  The meeting began with a cocktail reception and silent auction to benefit the Bill Nelson Scholarship Fund, which offers scholarships to employees and families of OPEAA members.