During its annual Fall Marketing and Distribution Convention held November 3-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association elected Mike Kloster its 63rd President.
Kloster has served on the Association's Board since 2008. Kloster is President of Worksaver Inc., a company that manufactures a wide range of farming, ranching and construction implements, with headquarters in Litchfield, Ill.
The company has been a member of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association since 1951. Kloster will host the Association's 2015 Spring Management Clinic in Charlotte, NC, March 18-21, and the 2015 Fall Convention in Kansas City, Mo., October 27-30, where his term as President will conclude.
During the annual Fall Convention, the following officers also were elected: 1st Vice President, Ric Kirby, Kirby Manufacturing; 2nd Vice President, Paul Jeffrey, MacDon Inc.; Treasurer, Robert Atkinson, W & A Manufacturing Company; and Secretary, Stanley McFarlane, McFarlane Manufacturing Co. Outgoing President Marc McConnell, Art's Way Manufacturing Co., will serve as an Ex Officio member of the Executive Committee.
Adds Three New Directors to its Board
Michael Irish is Landoll Corporation's Brillion Brand Manager in Brillion, WI. Mr. Irish has held this position for the past four years. He was the General Manager of Brillion Farm Equipment before Landoll Corp. purchased it in 2010. The company, whose headquarters are in Marysville Kan., has been a member of the Association since 1972. It provides such services as contract manufacturing and machining and produces a wide variety of farming products and implements.
Matt Westendorf is COO at Westendorf Manufacturing Co., an Onawa, Ia.-based company that produces a wide range of parts and equipment for the farming and construction industries. He has held that position since 2006, and worked in every department at the company's plant. Westendorf has been an Association member since 1977. The company produces front-end loaders, landscrapers, dump spreaders, wagons, trailers and heavy machinery attachments.
Janea Danuser has served as Vice President at Danuser for nine years. She and her brother Glenn also are fourth-generation co-owners and co-operators at the company, which has been an Association member since 1951. Headquartered in Fulton, Mo., Danuser manufactures several lines of agricultural and industrial attachments and parts. It also produces ball joints and various linkage parts for original equipment manufacturers.