Michael Vasquez, vice president at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment distributor Meco Miami Inc., has been appointed Southeast regional director to the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) board of directors. During his three-year term as Southeast regional director, Vazquez hopes to appeal to the small dealer market, while maintaining Meco Miami’s active competition with other distributors.
Vazquez said AED has given Meco Miami, the second-oldest equipment company in Miami, Fla., the resources to improve their perspectives on the equipment distribution business. For him personally, becoming involved with AED has been the best step he’s ever taken. Now it’s time to give back.
“My biggest role is to get more dealers involved and engaged in AED,” Vasquez said. “I really want to make an effort to attract more dealers on the smaller side, those who may be intimidated and think you have to be a large company to get involved.”
The family-owned company sells, rents and services a wide range of new and used equipment and parts for the agriculture, cranes, heavy lifting and mining industries in the United States and worldwide. Meco Miami carries Atlas Copco air compressors, light towers and handheld tools.