Zerfoss Elected Chairman Of The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

David R. Zerfoss, president of Husqvarna Forest and Garden, was elected chairman of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) during the Associationís 52nd Annual Meeting in Hershey, Penn.

As president of Husqvarna, Zerfoss oversees all phases of operations, distribution, sales and marketing. Under his leadership, Husqvarna has increased sales more than 14 fold. Husqvarna is the North American arm of Swedish-based Husqvarna AB, a subsidiary of Electrolux AB.

Zerfoss has served on the OPEI Board of Directors since 1996 and was the 1999/2000 chairman of the board. He has also served as chairman of the OPEI Communications Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee.

His term is for one year in accordance with OPEI bylaws.

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