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CED Magazine, March 2009

Article Date: 03-01-2009
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Live Auction Raises $50,000

Thanks to the generosity of the auction donors and bidders, the Second Annual AED Foundation Live Auction was a success.

AED members showed their generosity and support of The AED Foundation’s mission at the Second Annual AED Foundation/Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Live Auction Jan. 16 in San Diego.

The auction raised more than $50,000 for The AED Foundation’s professional education initiatives, which include the industry’s only management certification program, as well as a variety of industry-specific courses.

Seventeen items were up for auction, including exciting adventures, fabulous jewelry, legendary golf and spa packages,
as well as state-of-the-art electronics. The AED Foundation would like to thank the very generous auction donors, as well as congratulate the lucky high bidders. 


The 2009 auction sponsors were: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers; Caterpillar; FCC Equipment Financing; Terex Construction Americas; Case Construction Equipment; Longview Advantage; LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A.; Vermeer Corp.; US Dealer Benefits; Industrial Seats, a div. of United Group; BLS Enterprises; Komatsu America Corp.; JCB; EPG Insurance; IronPlanet; Breaker Technology Inc. (BTI); and Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.

 


2008 Certified Managers Honored

Before a large crowd at the 2009 AED University Managers Conference Jan. 17 in San Diego, AED Foundation Chairman, R. Dale Vaughn of OCT Equipment and executive director Steve Johnson conducted a ceremony to recognize The AED Foundation’s Certified Managers of 2008.

Eleven people received their management certification in 2008. Three were present for the ceremony:


  • Jason McCluer, service manager, Bejac Corp. in Placentia, Calif., has completed AED Parts Management Certification and AED Service Management Certification.
  • Jason Mahrer, service manager, General Equipment and Supplies in Fargo, N.D. Mahrer has completed his AED Service Management Certification.
  • Dave Robertson, service manager, General Equipment and Supplies in Fargo, N.D. Robertson has completed his AED Service Management Certification.

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