September 2018

AED's Leadership Development Institute

AED’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is the only industry-specific leadership program in the market today that takes participants out of their individual silo and encourages them to focus on the business  as a whole. Developed based on feedback from both distributors and manufacturers,  LDI is designed to prepare the next generation of dealership executives for upcoming roles in their dealership. 


Eric Stiles
Protect Your Service Center From Roll-In Risks
John Chapin
It happened again two weeks ago. I met with someone struggling to get their business going.
Madison Eklund
Technology is changing the construction industry.
Brian Frederick
Tires and tracks are vital for well-maintained equipment.
Megan Mattingly-Arthur
RMT Equipment president and his father built their company from the ground up
John Crum
With optimism at a 20-year high, it would be easy to read the headline from the 42nd annual
Megan Mattingly-Arthur
Associated Equipment Distributors recently concluded its first-ever Leadership Development Institute (LDI).
Responsible for roughly 30 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, the construction industry is constantly pursuing cleaner methods of development.
Megan Mattingly-Arthur
With a significant portion of the heavy equipment industry’s workforce nearing retirement and a concerning lack of young workers or new hires available to take their place...
Megan Mattingly-Arthur
Rick Gil’s first experience working with heavy equipment came when he was in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Joseph Kay
Over the last seven decades, the Ditch Witch organization has established a global reputation and a worldwide distribution network.
Change is inevitable in any industry. In ours, however, staying ahead of the curve takes communication, collaboration, and close attention to customer demand.
Stephanie See
For the past decade, states have considered “right to repair” legislation targeted at different types of machinery.
Daniel B. FIsher
Every two years politicians, pundits and newspaper editorial boards proclaim the importance and high stakes of the upcoming election.
Heidi Bitsoli
Complacency is a bad word in the heavy equipment business, according to Jeff Scott.
Sean Fitzgerrel
I have spent a lot of time in the past few months on the road talking with dealers in the Southeast Region.
Brian P. McGuire
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is constantly evolving for its members.