ARA Announces 2016 Board of Directors Election Results

Roger Vajgrt, ARA’s current president-elect who will assume the office of president at The Rental Show in February 2016, has named John Campbell to the board position of General Tool & Equipment Services Shared Interest Group chairman.

Following are the members who will join the American Rental Association (ARA) board of directors in February 2016, at the conclusion of The Rental Show in Atlanta:

PRESIDENT-ELECT:

  • Mark Gilbertson, Fargo RentAll, Fargo, N.D. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER DIRECTOR:

  • Sam Humphrey, Mi-T-M Corp., Peosta, Iowa

REGION TWO DIRECTOR:

  • Craig Creamer, ABC Rental Center, Rosedale, Md.

REGION THREE DIRECTOR: 

  • Peggy DeFrancisco, Taylor Rental, Inverness, Fla.

REGION NINE DIRECTOR:

  • Tom Hughes, Hometown Rentals, San Dimas/Pomona, Calif.

“ARA is fortunate to have dedicated members who volunteer their time to represent their fellow members on the ARA board of directors. We thank all the candidates for their willingness to put forward their name for a board position and thank all ARA members who voted in this election,” said Christine Wehrman, ARA’s CEO and executive vice president.

Roger Vajgrt, ARA’s current president-elect who will assume the office of president at The Rental Show in February 2016, has named John Campbell to the board position of General Tool & Equipment Services Shared Interest Group chairman to represent the ARA member segment for a three-year term. Campbell is owner and president of Boone Rentals in Boone, N.C., an ARA member since 1975.

Vajgrt also has appointed two current ARA board members to serve for a one-year term on the 2016-2017 Executive Committee. Appointed to serve are John Bibbo Jr., CERP, Party & Event Services Shared Interest Group chairman, and Kevin Hoffman, Region Five director. Bibbo, who has served on the ARA board of directors since February 2014, is president of Event Source, Cleveland. Hoffman has served on the board of directors since 2014, and is president of A to Z RentAll & Sales in Madison, Wis. Bibbo and Hoffman will join Vajgrt and Gilbertson on the Executive Committee, along with current president Terry Turner, who assumes the chairman of the board position at the conclusion of the 2016 show. 

At The Rental Show 2016, the following officer and directors will complete their terms on the board:

  • Paul Phelon, ARA chairman of the board and president of Timp Rental Center, Orem, Utah.
  • Tony Sabo, ARA Associate Member director and director of sales-rental for TITAN, Plymouth, Minn.
  • Jeff Johnstone, ARA Region Two director and owner and president of Party Perfect, Richmond, Va.
  • Tony Long, ARA Region Three director and president of Mint Hill Tool Rental, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Robert Pedersen, ARA Region Nine director and owner of A Tool Shed, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • Mark Gilbertson, ARA General Tool & Equipment Services SIG chairman and owner/president of Fargo RentAll, Fargo, N.D., who moves to ARA president-elect.
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