Build A Better Business with GIE+EXPO and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

December 4, 2020 12:00 pm
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Kris Kiser


During this informative session with Kris Kiser, President, and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), viewers will learn how OPEI can help their business succeed. 

OPEI is an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, portable generator, power washer, utility vehicle, golf car, and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. 

OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and administers the TurfMutt Foundation, which directs the environmental education program TurfMutt. 

We will cover the following topics during the webinar:

  1. What is OPEI
  2. What is the OPEI relationship with GIE+EXPO?
  3. Information on this year’s EXPO and next year’s

TuffMutt Foundation success and the industry’s role in creating and connecting people to green space

Kris Kiser


Kris Kiser, an attorney, is President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI) and OPEI-Canada (OPEIC), Managing Partner of GIE+EXPO, and President of The TurfMutt Foundation.

Prior to joining OPEI, Kris served for 14 years in senior management at two major, Washington, D.C. trade associations representing the automobile manufacturing and forest products industries.

Before joining the private sector Kris worked a decade for noted international affairs expert and former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Hamilton served as Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was a member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council, Chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, and Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission. Kris was Special Assistant in the Congressman’s personal office and two years as the chief administrative staffer (AA) with the Joint Economic Committee during Hamilton’s Chairmanship of the Committee.

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