Matt Di Iorio Leaving AEDCED, April 2008
Article Date: 04-01-2008
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Matt Di Iorio, the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), as well as the executive director of The AED Foundation, has announced his resignation effective March 28, 2008. He has accepted the position of general manager with Ditch Witch of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York - he will relocate to Columbus in April."Matt has made a tremendous contribution to AED's current organizational and financial strength, as well as provided a strong outreach to AED members," said Jonathan (Toby) Mack, AED's president and CEO. "He has brought a great sense of vision for the industry and where it is heading, as well as strategies and actions for AED to remain a premier trade association."Di Iorio has served AED for the past 10 years. He began his career with AED as the director of marketing after selling his New Holland equipment dealership in Illinois. He soon became the vice president of marketing, then moved on to vice president of operations and finally executive vice president and COO. During most of his tenure, Di Iorio also served as the executive director of The AED Foundation.He says that highlights of his career with AED include his close collaboration with volunteer leadership, as well as his work with AED staff members and assisting The AED Foundation in achieving its many educational and workforce development milestones. "It has been a pure privilege to work with the volunteer leaders on the AED and The AED Foundation's board of directors," said Di Iorio. "They are selfless people and the best of the best in this industry. It's been of such great value and a pleasure to be a part of the many facets of this organization."We also have an extraordinary staff at AED who translate their talent and leadership into tangible member value - that's exciting. There is just so much that we're doing today for the AED member to choose from. And on the Foundation side, our strategy is aggressive but very achievable. Even though parts of the U.S. are feeling the pain of the slow economy, technician workforce development is still a very high priority and a significant need of our factory-authorized dealers, now and in the foreseeable future."Looking ahead, Di Iorio says he's eagerly anticipating the challenges awaiting him with the Ditch Witch dealership."I am really excited about working with The Charles Machine Works, working with end users again, working with the quality team of dealer employees in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, and taking advantage of the many benefits AED membership has to offer," he said.
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