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. 

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