Posted July 3, 2023

AED Hires Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager

Group also promotes Jonathan Porter to manager of government affairs.

Nichole Stoltz

Jonathan Porter

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is pleased to announce the additon of Nichole Stoltz as senior regional manager and the promotion of Jonathan Porter, manager of government affairs, within the AED government affairs team. 

Stoltz is a graduate of North Dakota State University and has extensive experience in the heavy equipment industry. Most recently she was director of operations at Sunward America, a global construction machinery manufacturer headquartered in Denton, Texas. 

As senior regional manager, Stoltz will cover the south-central region of the United States, including New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Her primary responsibility will be to build and support relationships with current AED member dealers to ensure those companies are maximizing the value of their association membership. 

“We are excited that Nichole joined the AED team,” said Daniel B. Fisher, AED’s senior vice president of government & external affairs. “Nichole’s equipment industry experience combined with her established relationships will be a significant asset to both the association and our members.” 

Stoltz is replacing Porter who has been promoted to manager of government affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C. He will focus on advocating for the equipment industry’s pro-growth policy priorities and representing AED member interests before lawmakers and administration officials. 

“Adding Jonathon to the government affair’s office allows AED to expand its influence in Washington, D.C., as Congress considers issues important to equipment dealers, such as the Farm Bill, expiring tax provisions and implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill,” said Fisher. “As we always say, ‘if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,’ and Jonathon will allow AED to have a seat at more tables to achieve public policy victories for the equipment industry.” 

About AED

Established in 1919, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is a not-for-profit international trade association based in Schaumburg, IL representing companies involved in the sale, rental, manufacturing and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications. AED enhances the ongoing success and profitability of its member companies through services and information including public policy advocacy, industry education & career development, industry research and analysis and conferences.