40 Under 40 Program

OPE Business 40 Under 40

Nominations are now open for the 2023 OPE Business 40 Under 40 awards. But don’t wait too long – nominations are due September 15, 2023.

We want to recognize the hard-working young leaders of today and tomorrow. These under-age-40 professionals are driving growth and innovation where they work and helping the outdoor power equipment industry realize its best opportunities.

The OPE Business 40 Under 40 Award celebrates 40 people in the OPE industry who are under 40 years old and are doing amazing work. The award winners work in dealerships, in technology, in services, and in manufacturing; this award program is open to all who work in the OPE industry. Nominated by their peers and chosen by our staff, the professionals honored here are driving improvements in sales, customer service, marketing and technology, engineering, and more. They’re helping grow the industry locally and nationally. And we need your help finding and recognizing them.

Winners must be under 40 years old on Nov. 5, 2023 – that’s the start of our OPE Dealer Forum conference and awards celebration. We accept nominations from peers and from potential winners themselves.

Award criteria is largely subjective; but you know a leader when you see one, and we do too. The 40 Under 40 Award recipients are innovators, solving problems with new ideas, strategies and tactics. They are relentless, with a work ethic that sets an example. They are helpful, working unselfishly beyond their own job title and description. And they are promoters, helping advance the OPE industry for future growth and opportunities.