Mr. Gerald Grandmont of Leo's Sales & Service Ltd., in Winnipeg, Manitoba was installed as President of the Canada West Equipment Dealers Association at the Canada West Annual Meeting on January 29, 2010. The Annual Meeting was part of the Association's 69th Annual Convention which was held in Calgary, Alberta January 28 & 29, 2010.

Leo's Sales & Service Ltd., represents a complete line of Case IH lawn, garden, and farm equipment to the agricultural and consumer market.

Joining President Gerald Grandmont on the 2010 Canada West Executive Committee are Past President, Gail Halderman, Medicine Hat New Holland Ltd., Medicine Hat, AB; 1st Vice President, Peter Lacey, Cervus Equipment Corporation, Calgary, AB; newly elected 2nd Vice President, Warren Kotzer, WarDale Equipment (1998) Ltd.; and, NAEDA Director Kelly Mathison, Enns Brothers, Brandon, MB. John Schmeiser, Executive Vice President is also a member of the Executive Committee.

Wally Butler, of the Mazergroup in Winnipeg, MB, was elected to represent dealers in District 4 Zone 2 (Eastern MB). Mazergroup is a network of 13 dealerships in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Re-elected to the Board of Directors for two year terms were Cheryl Hellekson, Camrose Farm Equipment Ltd., Camrose, AB; Cam Kay, Agland, Lloydminster, AB; Cam Bode, South Country Equipment Ltd., Moose Jaw, SK; and, Duane Kent, Murray's Farm Supplies, Shoal Lake, MB.

They join fellow Directors Daryl Forbes, Island Tractor & Supply (1999) Ltd., Duncan, BC; Alex Reschny, Douglas Lake Equipment LP, Dawson Creek, BC; John Mathison, Moody's Equipment Ltd., Saskatoon, SK;

Canada West represents approximately 400 agricultural, industrial and outdoor power equipment dealerships in western Canada and is affiliated with the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).

For further information: John Schmeiser, Executive Vice President, Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, Phone: (403) 250-7581; Gerald Grandmont, President, Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, Phone: (204) 694-4978