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JOHN SHEARER OF COLORADO DEERE DEALER 4 RIVERS EQUIPMENT ELECTED PRESIDENT OF AED
(r) John Shearer and Wife Patricia Fox during installment ceremony with Mark Romer of James River Equipment


Source: Associated Equipment Distributors news release

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces John Shearer, CEO of 4 Rivers Equipment, LLC, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, has been elected Chairman for the 2024.

Shearer's official installation ceremony took place during the AED Summit held Jan. 15-17, where he was joined by wife, Patricia Fox. Shearer received the honor from Mark Romer, president of James River Equipment, sister company to 4 Rivers Equipment LLC. The occasion included congratulatory messages from prominent figures in Shearer's home state of Colorado, Governor Jared Polis and U.S. Representative Yadira Caraveo, as well as U.S. Representative Gabe Vasquez of New Mexico.

In expressing his gratitude and vision for the role, Shearer said, "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."

Having maintained a longstanding affiliation with AED, Shearer is a former AED board member and has contributed to various capacities, reflecting his commitment to the organization and the industry.

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

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

As CEO of 4 Rivers Equipment LLC, Shearer oversees operations for a company that has been providing John Deere equipment solutions since its inception in 1926. With 13 ocations spanning Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, 4 Rivers Equipment, LLC stands as a pillar of service within the communities it serves.

Commenting on Shearer's leadership, McGuire 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."

Shearer succeeds former Chairman Matt Di Iorio of Ditch Witch Mid-States.


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