ARA Announces 2018 Board of Director Election Results

Following are the members who will join the American Rental Association (ARA) board of directors in February 2018, at the conclusion of The Rental Show® in New Orleans:

President-Elect:

John Bibbo, CERP, Event Source, Cleveland

Associate Member Director:

Alex Kouzmanoff, CERP, Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif. 

Region Six Director:

Terry St.Martin, Broadway Rental Equipment Co. and Broadway Party and Tent Rental, Brooklyn Park, Minn. 

Region Seven Director: 

Barbara Bown Wyatt, Butler Rents, Glendale, Colo.

Region Eight Director: 

Michael McDaniel, Ideal Rent-All, Mount Vernon, Wash. 

Region 10 Director: 

Jill Holtsman, CERP, Hub City Display & Event Rentals, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 

“ARA is an incredibly healthy organization as a result of the volunteers that put their time and energy into advancing the rental industry and the association. This is made clear every year as we go through the election process to nominate candidates for ARA board positions. This is a critical process for advancing the association given that the nominations result in individuals representing the membership at the national level.
I would like to sincerely thank the candidates and all those that voted in this election,” said Tony Conant, ARA's CEO.

Kevin Hoffman, current president-elect, who will assume the office of president at The Rental Show in February 2018, has named Steve Mau, to the board position of Construction/Industrial Services Shared Interest Group Chair to represent the ARA member segment for a three-year term. Mau is president of Brainerd General Rental, Brainerd, Minn., an ARA member since 1994.

Hoffman also has appointed two current ARA board members to serve for a one-year term on the 2018-2019 Executive Committee. Appointed to serve are Dan Hooks, CERP, Party and Event Services SIG, and John Wooten, General Tool & Equipment Services SIG. Hooks, who has served on the ARA board of directors since March, is president of Party Reflections, Charlotte, N.C. Wooten has served on the board of directors since 2016 and is CEO of All Star Rents, Fairfield, Calif. Hooks and Wooten will join Hoffman and Bibbo on the Executive Committee, along with Mark Gilbertson, current president, who assumes the board chair position at the conclusion of the 2018 show.

At The Rental Show, the following officer and directors will complete their terms on the board:

Roger Vajgrt, ARA board chair and owner of Home Rental Center & Sales, Marshalltown, Iowa.
Sam Humphrey, ARA associate member director and president, Mi-T-M, Peosta, Iowa.
Rachel O’Brien, ARA Region Six director and president of J & F Reddy Rents, St. Louis Park, Minn.
Mark Clawson, ARA Region Seven director and president of Diamond Rental, Salt Lake City.
Greg Nelson, ARA Region Eight director and manager of Pro Rentals & Sales, Boise, Idaho.
James Morden, ARA Region 10 director and president of Rentshop, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Rocky Hill, ARA Construction/Industrial Services SIG chair, and president of Rocky Hill Equipment Rentals, Selma, Texas.