During the 60th Annual Fall Convention, November 3-6, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn. elected John Malinowski of Leon’s Mfg. Co. as president of the association. In the history of FEMA, he is the first elected Canadian to hold the position as president. Malinowski has served on the association’s board since 2001, fulfilling a variety of duties including chairman of the International Relations Committee and Convention Committee. He also serves on the association’s Investment Committee.

Malinowski is the president and part owner of Leon’s Mfg. Co., a manufacturing business founded by Leon Malinowski in 1952. Located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the company has a rich and diverse history manufacturing and distributing agriculture and industrial material handling equipment worldwide under the LEON and RAMROD trademark names.

Along with his commitments to the FEMA, Malinowski is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Yorkton and past board member of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Malinowski is a seven-time marathon runner and active promoter of healthy living. He resides in Yorkton with his wife Susan of 9 years and their three children Grace, Jack and Hannah.

The Malinowski’s will host the association’s upcoming Spring Management Clinic in Tampa Bay, Fla., March 31-April 2, 2011 and the Fall Convention in St. Louis, Mo., October 25-29, 2011, where his term as president will conclude.

The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn. is an international not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 300 manufacturers of specialized farm equipment, more than 260 industry supplier companies and 40 marketing firms. Founded in 1950, the association is headquartered at 1000 Executive Parkway, Suite 100, St. Louis, Mo. For more information about the Association, please visit www.FarmEquip.org