AED Holds Summit, CONDEX Show in Washington D.C.

Tue February 16, 2016 - National Edition

Edgar Chaves (L), president, and Dale Mickle, vice president, both of Allu North America, said they had a great show.
Edgar Chaves (L), president, and Dale Mickle, vice president, both of Allu North America, said they had a great show.
Edgar Chaves (L), president, and Dale Mickle, vice president, both of Allu North America, said they had a great show.
Several attachment manufacturers displayed at CONDEX, including Steel Unlimited Inc.
Navin Baliga (L) and Robbie Hegwood, both of HydrauliCircuit Technology, which is a source for custom-built hydraulic kits for excavators and backhoes. The Bidspotter booth featured timed online auctions and live webcast auctions. Tim Hill (L), vice president of sales, and Austin Lamm, sales manager. Lunch time at the CONDEX show. Wednesday’s lunch (Jan. 20) was sponsored by HKX Hydraulic Kits for Excavators and Thursday’s lunch (Jan. 21) was sponsored by Avalara, C-Tabs and EBS.
Standing in front of the Hydrema articulating truck are Hydrema Regional Business Manager Scott Baker (L) and Thomas Hartman, business development manager.
(L-R): John R. Vogel, vice president; Greg Petherbridge, national sales manager; and Eric Massinon, business development manager, all of Chicago Pneumatic, stand in front of their company’s impressive RX54 breaker.
Jonathan Phillips (L) of Gorilla Hammers and Ramesh Patel of the Mellott Company meet up at the AED show.
Dan Kovalick (L) and Greg Harla, sales & marketing partner of Pavement Recyclers/Bagela USA, explained to dealers their company’s easy solution for when asphalt plants are closed.
Mike Kohler represented Rotar North America during CONDEX. Rotar is a division of Allied Construction Products.
(L-R): Robert Nelson, Sean Donaghy, John Patton and Dan Davis of IROCK Crushing and Screening Solutions hold down the fort at CONDEX.
Team Tramac (L-R) are Denis Bataille, president and CEO; Mark Cornelius, sales manager; and Gary Hesseltine, vice president of sales.
A Magni telescopic handler was on display at the CONDEX exhibit area.
Felling Trailers’s booth was staffed by Nathan Uphus (L), regional sales manager-southeast, and Gary Knudson, regional sales manager.

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) held its 2016 Summit and CONDEX show in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19 to 22.

The AED Summit and CONDEX is an annual convention designed specifically to provide equipment distributors with opportunities to see new products, meet with current and prospective business partners, attend educational seminars and network with dealer peers. This year's event was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

An impressive lineup of keynote speakers highlighted the four-day event. Former President George W. Bush spoke Thursday evening (Jan. 21) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Billed as a “Conversation with George W. Bush,” the former president discussed his eight consequential years in the Oval Office.

Kevin Lacz, a retired U.S. Navy Seal sniper, breacher and combat medic who served in Iraq with real-life American Sniper, Chris Kyle, also spoke. Lacz shared his journey from borderline college dropout to commended U.S. Navy Seal. He also provided a behind-the-scene look at making of the movie, “American Sniper.”

Mark King, president of Adidas Group North America and chairman of the TaylorMade Golf Company, discussed how he used the skills he mastered as a sales professional and he acquired the other skills needed to successfully refresh and grow TaylorMade into a market leaders. He also shared his experiences from starring in the show, “Undercover Boss.”

Denis Stevens, deputy head of mission of the Canadian Embassy to the United States, also spoke.

A host of education seminars also marked this year's event. Among the seminars were “Marketing 101 for Your Dealership,” “Right-Sizing Your Rental Fleet,” “Undercover Shopper — How Is Your Dealership Really Performing?” and many, many more.

Lunch sponsors over the course of the event included HKX Hydraulic Kits for Excavators, Avalara, C-Tabs and EBS.

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