Western Equipment Dealers Association Appoints Darwin Melnyk as New At-Large Director

CALGARY, AB – June 6, 2016 – The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darwin Melnyk to serve on the WEDA Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2016.

Darwin grew up on a family farm in Western Canada and has an established track record as a business leader, builder and innovator. He founded multiple software, information, and technology-enabled services companies, grew them to liquidity events and delivered positive returns for shareholders. Darwin is a thought-leader on the development of information, systems and decision support tools that address the unique challenges of managing complex agriculture supply chains. Since 2006, Darwin has led the development of Iron Solutions from trade association publisher into

Since 2006, Darwin has led the development of Iron Solutions from trade association publisher into provider of integrated market intelligence and enterprise software services tailored for agricultural retailers. Recently, Darwin completed the equity sale of Iron Solutions Inc. to Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRMB), and continues to serve as Iron’s CEO/GM. In addition to Western Equipment Dealers Association, Darwin serves on the boards of Human Talented LLC and Missions International Inc., and speaks frequently to industry leaders on reducing risk and achieving business results with information and technology. Darwin received his undergraduate and graduate education at Friends (Wichita, KS) and Emory (Atlanta, GA) Universities and lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Dr. Adrienne Corn.

Melnyk will serve as At-Large Director, replacing Jeff Flora who has fulfilled his service on the Board of Directors.

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About Western Equipment Dealers Association 

WEDA represents approximately 2,200 farm, industrial and outdoor power equipment dealers in Canada – Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario – as well as in the U.S. – Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. WEDA also represents 2,400 U.S. hardware retailers in the same U.S. states plus Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska. As the largest equipment dealer association in North America and the largest regional trade association of its kind in North America, WEDA offers members a comprehensive array of dealer-oriented legislative, educational and communications services, ranging from lobbying to legal, accounting and marketing support. WEDA also provides products and services that include industry and manufacturer relations, as well as industry information and intelligence. The Association’s many programs are either available only to members or provided at a reduced cost for members. Visit https://westerneda.com for more information.

Contact: John Schmeiser (403) 250-7581 jschmeiser@westerneda.com

About Iron Solutions, Inc.

For over 50 years, Iron Guides have been the gold standard for trusted information that supports profitable business decisions. Their customer and equipment lifecycle management services integrate market pricing analytics into a single cloud-based system of record that unlocks value and competitive insight for farm equipment dealers and equipment, finance and insurance suppliers including: John Deere & Company, CNH Industrial, AGCO, Caterpillar, Kubota, Rabobank, CNH Capital, John Deere Credit, USDA, JP Morgan, Farm Credit Corp and others. These companies utilize Iron’s business information services to manage risk, increase their return on assets and equity, and monetize new insights using applied data science.

For more information about Iron Solutions, visit: www.ironsolutions.com

Media Contact:

Chris Nelson

Marketing Manager | Iron Solutions, Inc.

(636) 349-6261

nelsonc@ironsolutions.com

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