OPEI Board Chair Dan Ariens and OPEI President Kris Kiser inspect new headquarters

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Board Chairman and Ariens Company President and CEO Dan Ariens (above right) and OPEI President Kris Kiser recently performed final inspections at OPEI’s new headquarters in Old Town Alexandria.

Due to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s continued growth and high rates of member engagement, the board of directors purchased a new headquarters building to accommodate members, staff, and a new state-of-the-art conference center. The new building is scheduled to open in February.

“As an international trade group with members in Europe, Japan, China and across the United States, we have global meetings, and we wanted to be able to host them in person and virtually,” said Kiser. “Now, we’ll be better suited to host ISO, IEC and other international gatherings.”