The 2008-2009 Board of Directors of the Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) was appointed at the group’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

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

The officers include:

President - Lynne Bese, Magnum Equipment, Stockton, Calif.;

1st Vice President - Matthew Hester, Torrence's Farm Implement, Heber, Calif.;

2nd Vice President - Jason Behrend, Greenline Equipment, Salt Lake City, Utah

Past President - Tim Riley, Midland Tractor Co., Madera, Calif.;

National Director - Blaine Bingham, Bingham Equipment, Mesa, Ariz.; and

Executive Vice President - Steven Kost, Far West Equipment Dealers Association, Dixon, Calif.

Directors include:

Mark Berchtold, Berchtold Equipment, Bakersfield, Calif.;

John Bunker, Brown Co., Wheatland, Wyo.;

Audie Burgan, J.M. Equipment Co., Fresno, Calif.;

Al Paroline, Coastal Tractor, Yerington, Nev.;

Tim Robinson, Arizona Production Machinery & Supply, Casa Grande, Ariz.;

Robert Rusler, Rusler Implement Co., Rocky Ford, Colo.; and

Craig Schomaker, Colorado Equipment, Lamar, Colo.