ARA Elects Board Members for 2012

The American Rental Association has announced the names of members elected to serve on its board for 2012. The new members will begin their terms at the end of The Rental Show in New Orleans in early February:

President-elect: Mike Blaisdell, current ARA Region 8 director and vice president/general manager, Bunce Rental, Tacoma, Wash.

Associate Member Director: Pam Meyer, equipment sales manager, Subaru Robin America, Lake Zurich, Ill.

Region 6 Director: Roger Vajgrt, president, Home Rental Center & Sales Co., Marshalltown, Iowa

Region 7 Director: Beth Hoff Blackmer, president, Aspen Rent-All, Aspen, Colo.

Region 8 Director: Brett Richter, president, Double R Rental & Sales, Langley, Wash.

Region 10 Director: Paul Kenyon, managing director, Absolute Support Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Current president-elect Mike Flesher, who will assume the office of president at The Rental Show in February 2012, has named John Redwine to the board position of Construction and Industrial Services Shared Interest Group (SIG) chairman to serve this ARA member segment for three-year term.

Redwine owns Pioneer Equipment Rental in Ponca City, Okla., an ARA member since 1988. He served as a member of the Construction and Industrial Services SIG in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was a member of the ARA/ARA Insurance Member Risk Management Committee in 2009.

At The Rental Show, the following officer and directors will complete terms on the board: Hal Roe of Bradley Rentals, Cleveland, Tenn., chairman of the board; Joe Jabbour of Doosan Infracore Portable Power, Statesville, N.C., associate member director; William Saunders of Bledsoe Rentals, Olathe, Kan., Region Six director; Joseph Muench of Action Equipment Rental, Las Cruces, N.M.., Region Seven director; Rhonda Pedersen of Pedersen’s Rentals & Sales, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, Region Ten director; Randall Hardy of Construction Rental Inc., Salina, Kan., Construction and Industrial Services SIG chairman.


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