The St. Louis, Missouri-based Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) has elected as its new chairman of the board, Tom Rosztoczy. Rosztoczy has served on EDA’s board since 2015 and was most recently Treasurer and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. His term as chairman is two years.
Rosztoczy is president and chief executive officer of Stotz Equipment, a 25-store John Deere dealership. Rosztoczy graduated from Stanford University where he earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. His experience includes previous service as a director and president of the FarWest Equipment Dealers Association. He also served on John Deere’s National Dealer Advisory Group for Large Ag Dealers and John Deere’s National Dealer Advisory Council for Turf Dealers. He was named Farm Equipment Magazine’s Dealer of the Year in 2013.
“Tom has been a leader throughout his tenure on EDA’s board,” says Brian Carpenter, outgoing chairman. “I have complete confidence that he has nothing but the best of intentions for the association and that he will work tirelessly to ensure we are providing value to our members.”
As the outgoing chairman, Carpenter will remain on the board of directors for a term of at least one year.
Founded in 1900, EDA, formerly known as the North American Equipment Dealers Association, is a non-profit trade organization representing 4,500 retail dealers extensively engaged in the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment. EDA provides essential value to its members by enhancing the dealer-manufacturer relationship and advocating for a positive legislative and regulatory environment. EDA is affiliated with regional associations located throughout the United States and Canada. For additional information, visit www.equipmentdealer.org.