The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darwin Melnyk to serve on the WEDA Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2016.
Darwin grew up on a family farm in Western Canada and has an established track record as a business leader, builder and innovator. He founded multiple software, information, and technology enabled services companies, grew them to liquidity events and delivered positive returns for shareholders. Darwin is a thought-leader on the development of information, systems and decision support tools that address the unique challenges of managing complex agriculture supply chains.
Since 2006, Darwin has led the development of Iron Solutions from trade association publisher into provider of integrated market intelligence and enterprise software services tailored for agricultural retailers. Recently, Darwin completed the equity sale of Iron Solutions Inc. to Trimble Navigation Ltd. (NASDAQ:TRMB), and continues to serve as Iron’s CEO/GM. In addition to Western Equipment Dealers Association, Darwin serves on the boards of Human Talented LLC and Missions International Inc., and speaks frequently to industry leaders on reducing risk and achieving business results with information and technology. Darwin received his undergraduate and graduate education at Friends (Wichita, KS) and Emory (Atlanta, GA) Universities and lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Dr. Adrienne Corn.
Melnyk will serve as At-Large Director, replacing Jeff Flora who has fulfilled his service on the Board of Directors.