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Raise the Bar for Your Managers

CED Magazine, January 2009

Article Date: 01-01-2009
Copyright(C) 2009 Associated Equipment Distributors. All Rights Reserved.

Encourage your managers to join the industry elite through management certification.

AED Certified managers are counted among the finest in the equipment distribution industry. Through their commitment to ongoing professional development and a dedication to serving their organizations, these managers are setting the benchmark for workplace performance. 

Inspire your managers to join these industry leaders by seeking management certification in 2009. When you invest in your managers through AED Management Certification, you are working to build a powerful leadership force within your dealership.

AED Certification will ensure that your managers have the crucial management skills they need to lead your dealership effectively. Certification is a benefit available to all AED members through The AED Foundation, and is available for parts, service, rental, and branch operations management. 
To be considered for certification, managers must have three years of management experience, current employment with an AED member company, and the written recommendation of a supervisor.
The AED Foundation initiates the certification process by working with managers to create a Personal Development Plan to outline an individual path to certification based on current performance levels and goals for achievement. Managers may complete their certification requirements though self-study courses, seminars, or through previous training. Managers who complete the required formal training and achieve a minimum score of 80 percent on the certification examination will be certified.
The AED Foundation recognizes certified managers by awarding a plaque and a pin at the time of certification, and they are recognized in Construction Equipment Distribution magazine. In addition, all newly certified managers are invited to attend AED’s Annual Meeting & CONDEX, where they are publicly recognized for their accomplishment.
For information about certification or any of the AED Foundation’s educational programs, please visit www.aedu.org or call Carol Schrader at 630-468-5113.
AED and The AED Foundation Recognize the Certified Managers of 2008
AED Certified Managers are part of an exclusive class of professionals who have met the rigorous certification standards set forth by AED and The AED Foundation. Achieving Management Certification signifies a commitment to superior workplace performance on the part of AED member companies and their individual team members. The AED and the AED Foundation congratulate the 2008 Certified Managers and wish them continued success in the coming year.

Branch Management Certification

Rob Leavel
ASC Construction Equipment
Garner, N.C.
Bruce Taylor
Kirby Smith Machinery Inc.
Tulsa, Okla.  
Ben Sitton
Kirby Smith Machinery, Inc. 
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Parts and Service Certification
Jason McCluer
Bejac Corp.
Placentia, Calif.
Parts Management Certification
John Quittschreiber
General Equipment & Supplies
Fargo, N.D. 
Blake Shields
OCT Equipment, Inc. 
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Service Management Certification
Dave Robertson
General Equipment & Supplies
Fargo, N.D.
Dale Heiner
Stephenson Equipment Inc.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Nicholas Taylor
Rish Equipment Co.
Bluefield, W. Va.
Gord Harland
Cummins Western Canada  
Surrey, BC, Canada
Jason Mahrer
General Equipment & Supplies
Fargo, N.D.

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