KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western Equipment Dealers Assn. (WEDA) announces the appointment of Darwin Melnyk to serve on the WEDA Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2016.

Melnyk grew up on a family farm in Western Canada and has an established track record as a business leader, builder and innovator. He founded multiple software, information, and technology enabled services companies, grew them to liquidity events and delivered positive returns for shareholders. Melnyk is a thought-leader on the development of information, systems and decision support tools that address the unique challenges of managing complex agriculture supply chains.

Since 2006, Melnyk has led the development of Iron Solutions from trade association publisher into provider of integrated market intelligence and enterprise software services tailored for agricultural retailers. Recently, he completed the equity sale of Iron Solutions Inc. to Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRMB), and continues to serve as Iron’s CEO/GM. In addition to Western Equipment Dealers Assn., Melnyk serves on the boards of Human Talented LLC and Missions International Inc., and speaks frequently to industry leaders on reducing risk and achieving business results with information and technology. Darwin received his undergraduate and graduate education at Friends (Wichita, Kas.) and Emory (Atlanta, Ga.) Universities and lives in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife, Dr. Adrienne Corn.

Melnyk will serve as At-Large Director, replacing Jeff Flora who has fulfilled his service on the Board of Directors.