The Board of Directors of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn. elected officers at a meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 26.
Leading the Association as president will be Ben Hellbusch, co-owner of Duo Lift Manufacturing in Columbus, Neb. The company designs and manufactures trailers and running gears for agricultural, commercial and industrial markets in a number of standard and custom models. Hellbusch is the second executive from the company to be elected president.
The Board elected Hellbusch to a one-year term beginning immediately. He succeeds Tim Burenga of Worksaver Inc. in Litchfield, Ill. Serving with Hellbusch will be:
- First Vice President Randy Reinke, CEO of Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc., in Litchfield, Minn.
- Second Vice President, Craig Harthoorn, president of H&S Manufacturing in Marshfield, Wis.
- Treasurer Paul Jeffrey, general manager at Mac Don Industries, Ltd. In Kansas City, Mo.
- Secretary, Mark Ivey, vice president at Dirt Dog Manufacturers in Selma, Ala.
The officers will lead a 16-member Board of Directors.