The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) appointed the groups’ ’07-’08 board of directors during its 60th annual convention in Monterey, Calif. in November ’07.

The new officers include: President - Tim Riley, Midland Tractor Company, Madera, Calif.; 1st vice president - Lynne Bese, Magnum Equipment, Stockton, Calif.; 2nd vice president - Matthew Hester, Torrence’s Farm Implement, Heber, Calif.; Past president - Howard Wickham, Wickham Tractor, Fort Morgan, Colo.; National director - Dennis Booth, Booth Machinery Inc., Yuma, Ariz.; and executive vice president - Steven Kost, Far West Equipment Dealers Association, Dixon, Calif.

Directors on the board are: Jason Behrend, Greenline Equipment & Sales, Salt Lake City, Utah; John Bunker, Brown Company, Wheatland, Wyo.; Audie Burgan, J.M. Equipment Company, Fresno, Calif.; Don Renner, Renner Equipment, Yerington, Nev.; Tim Robinson, Arizona Production, Machinery & Supply, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Robert Rusler, Rusler Implement Company, Rocky Ford, Colo.

The FWEDA represents over 500 members of agricultural, rental, outdoor power, and industrial equipment dealers in seven Western states including California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Hawaii.

The FWEDA provides information, representation, and education services on important issues to its members.