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Brian McGuire

Biography

Brian McGuire is President and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental, and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture, and industrial applications. AEDís 500 distributor member companies account for more than $15 billion of annual sales of construction equipment and related supplies and services in the United States and Canada. The associationís average distributor member achieves more than $40 million per year in revenue and employs 80 people. AED serves independent distributors that sell, rent, and provide aftermarket support for construction equipment and related equipment and products; manufacturers of construction and related equipment and products; and suppliers of business services, including finance, insurance, business systems/ERP, and others.

Prior to joining AED in 2014, Brian was President of the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA). Before that, he was Senior Regional Manager of Illinois and Wisconsin for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

Brian has a broad professional background in trade associations with expertise in public policy advocacy, membership growth, and training and educational services for industry. Focused on civic duty, Brian is the top elected officer of his Cook County, Illinois community, serving as Hanover Township Town Supervisor for 99,000 residents and responsible for a treasury of $12 million and more than 100 employees. He is also a 20-year veteran volunteer firefighter who retired as captain in 2008.


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Brian McGuire is President and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental, and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture, and industrial applications. AED’s 500 distributor member companies account for more than $15 billion of annual sales of construction equipment and related supplies and services in the United States and Canada. The association’s average distributor member achieves more than $40 million per year in revenue and employs 80 people. AED serves independent distributors that sell, rent, and provide aftermarket support for construction equipment and related equipment and products; manufacturers of construction and related equipment and products; and suppliers of business services, including finance, insurance, business systems/ERP, and others.

Prior to joining AED in 2014, Brian was President of the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA). Before that, he was Senior Regional Manager of Illinois and Wisconsin for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

Brian has a broad professional background in trade associations with expertise in public policy advocacy, membership growth, and training and educational services for industry. Focused on civic duty, Brian is the top elected officer of his Cook County, Illinois community, serving as Hanover Township Town Supervisor for 99,000 residents and responsible for a treasury of $12 million and more than 100 employees. He is also a 20-year veteran volunteer firefighter who retired as captain in 2008.

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