John Shearer, CEO of 4 Rivers Equipment in Greeley, Colorado, has been elected 2024 chairman of Associated Equipment Distributors.
“I am honored to have been elected as your 2024 AED chairman,” Shearer said during the installation ceremony. “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.”
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Shearer is a former AED board member and has contributed to various capacities.
“John is a success story,” said Brian P. McGuire, president/CEO of AED, in a statement. “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. It has 13 locations spanning Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
“John is admired by his peers and respected by his competitors,” said McGuire. “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.