2018 OPEI Annual Meeting bonita springs, FL

Our Annual Meeting is the premier opportunity for members, suppliers, vendors, and financiers to engage in a relaxed atmosphere, discuss the most important issues facing the industry today, and to do some business. — Kris Kiser, President and CEO, OPEI
Keynote speaker Vivek Wadwha shared his vision of how technology will impact the future.
Keynote speaker Adam Steltzner led the team that landed the Mars Rover in 2012, and encouraged attendees to foster curiosity at their companies.

At the close of the event, attendees were able to enjoy an exclusive reception and dinner among the REVS Institute's world-class collection of historic and vintage cars.

The Annual Meeting also plays host to the OPEI Propane Golf Classic, sponsored by the Propane Education Research Council.

Winning foursomes this year were (top left) T. J. Landrum, Kohler, Greg Goings, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Joe Wright, Excel Industries, and Greg Knott, OPEI; and (top right) Bob Byrne, Sheffield Financial; Jeff Plotka, Precision Work; Steve Fregneau, Precision Work; and Del Zhao, Loncin Motor Company.

OPEI also introduced its new leaf blower toolkit at the meeting. This series of videos and talking points will help professional landscapers combat equipment bans and restrictions.

Planning is already underway for OPEI’s 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, UT, June 18-20.

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