March 2013

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Groundwork Officers Chairman Chris Pera Eastern HighReach Company, Inc. Horsham, Pa. Vice Chairman A. Roy Kern Equipment Corporation of America Coraopolis, Pa. Smiles All Around at Successful Summit Benefit Events Generous sponsors and participants generated fun and funds for the Foundation. President Bob Henderson The AED Foundation Oak Brook, Ill. John Crum Treasurer Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pa. Immediate Past Chairman Walter Berry Berry Companies, Inc. Wichita, Kan. AED Board Representative Whit Perryman Vermeer Equipment of Texas Irving, Texas Executive Director Steve Johnson The AED Foundation Oak Brook Ill. Directors Gary Bridwell Ditch Witch of Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. Mike Festing-Smith NORTRAX, Inc. Tampa, Fla. Mike Hayes Komatsu America Corporation Rolling Meadows, Ill. Timothy Kramer Kramer Ltd. Regina, SK Dr. Wayne Longbrake Former Dean, Penn. College of Technology Williamsport, Pa. Sonja Metzler Ohio CAT Broadview Heights, Ohio Kenneth Silverman Volvo Construction Equipment Shippensburg, PA Mark teel Caterpillar, Inc. Peoria, Ill. Keith Tippett Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Oklahoma City, Okla. Duane Wilder Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. Newport News, Va. Denny Vander Molen, Vermeer MidSouth, celebrates his bidding victory at the Live Auction The Scintas perform at Cabaret Night The Cabaret Night and the Sixth Annual Live Auction at the AED Summit in Las Vegas not only injected a dose of fun and laughter into AED's biggest event of the year, but both benefits raised money to support The AED Foundation's Workforce Development initiatives. Many Summit attendees kicked off their convention week at the Foundation's Cabaret Night Benefit featuring the musical impersonations and hilarious comedy of The Scintas. A special thank you to the main Cabaret Night Sponsor, Sentry Insurance, as well as all the table sponsors: Berry Companies, Inc; Caterpillar, Inc; CNH Capital Insurance Agency Inc.; Komatsu America Corp; Liebherr Construction Equipment; R. B. Everett & Company; Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers; Tag Manufacturing, Inc., and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance. The Sixth Annual Live Auction, held in conjunction with the Viva Las Vegas Party Jan. 17, raised $50,000 for The AED Foundation. Thank you to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and all the sponsors and bidders who made this event such a great success. For more information about sponsorship of an auction item for the 2014 Live Auction in Houston, Texas, please contact Rebecca Rakers at 630-468-5113, rrakers@aednet.org. AED Board Chairman Mike Quirk was one of the big winners of the night, out bidding everyone for the Hunting at Big Oak Plantation (sponsored by Iron Planet) and a Kingsmill Golf Weekend in Historic Williamsburg, Va. (sponsored by Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.) Dennis Kruepke, McCann Industries, Inc. – Napa Valley VIP Weekend Experience sponsored by EPG Dennis Vander Molen, Vermeer MidSouth – NCAA Men's Final Four, sponsored by Caterpillar Inc., and CAT Financial Don Shilling, General Equipment & Supplies – the IronHorse 1000, High Back Executive Chair sponsored by United Group, Industrial Seats Div., and The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta sponsored by Komatsu America Corp. Joe Phelan, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers – iPAD 4 and iPod Touch sponsored by Bagela Asphalt Recyclers/Pavement Recyclers LLC Jonathan Tarpey, Bobcat of Houston – Canadian Fishing at Warms Springs fishing resort sponsored by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Mark Yang, Sevalo Construction Machinery Group – South Sea Pearl Pendant Necklace sponsored BLS Enterprises Inc., and His/Her Movado Swiss Watches sponsored by LiuGong Construction Machinery/Dressta North America Matt Di Iorio, Ditch Witch of Ohio, W. PA & W. NY – Golf at Firestone Country Club sponsored by Paladin Construction Group Pierre Bernard, R.P.M Tech Inc. – NASCAR Package at the 2013 Brickyard 400 sponsored by Vermeer Corp. Rob Mackay, Richie Bros. Auctioneers – a Case of Exquisite 2008 Château La Dominique Wine, and the Wine Locker Stuffer sponsored by Ajax Tool Works, Inc. Thomas Blackburn, LVH – Florida Retreat at Legends Golf & Country Club sponsored by Gorilla Hammers, Inc. Todd Mix, JOB Rentals & Sales – Scottsdale Golf Retreat sponsored by WTP Advisors A u c t i o n W i n n e r s 12 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | March 2013 12_groundwork_KP.indd 12 2/27/13 2:35 PM

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