John Shearer Elected Chairman of Associated Equipment Distributors for 2024

The Associated Equipment Distributers (AED) 2024 Summit in Las Vegas, NV on January 17, 2024. Photographer: Christopher Dilts / AED
Governor Jared Polis, U.S. Representative Yadira Caraveo, and U.S. Representative Gabe Vasquez of New Mexico introduce John Shearer.

LAS VEGAS – 4Rivers Equipment is proud to announce the election of John Shearer as the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Chairman for 2024. The official installation ceremony occurred during the AED Summit held on January 15-17 in Las Vegas, where Shearer was joined by his wife, Patricia Fox. Mark Romer, President of James River Equipment, sister company to 4Rivers Equipment, presented Shearer with this esteemed honor.

Shearer’s election was met with congratulatory messages from notable figures, including Governor Jared Polis, U.S. Representative Yadira Caraveo, and U.S. Representative Gabe Vasquez of New Mexico.

Expressing his gratitude and vision for the role, Mr. Shearer stated, “I am honored to have been elected as your 2024 AED Chairman. The Board, the AED staff and I are excited and ready to go to work ensuring AED is your go-to source when it comes to improving your dealership. I ask all our members to get involved to help make sure we are meeting your needs.”

With a longstanding affiliation with AED, Shearer has previously served as a board member and contributed to various capacities, demonstrating his commitment to the organization and the equipment industry.

Brian P. McGuire, President and CEO of AED, commented, “John is a success story. Having started as a technician and rising to become president of the company, he is a poster child for what is possible for people who choose a career in the equipment industry.”

In his role as Chairman, Shearer will preside over the AED board of directors and serve on the AED executive committee. His responsibilities include association governance, policy formulation, and ensuring fiduciary integrity.

McGuire further remarked, “John is admired by his peers and respected by his competitors.  We eagerly anticipate a fruitful collaboration with John and a successful year ahead for AED under his guidance.”

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