Scott Tilley of STIHL Inc. Appointed to the Virginia Manufacturers Association Board of Directors


Release Date: 2/15/2011

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VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. Scott Tilley, general counsel and member of the executive council of STIHL Inc., was appointed to the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) board of directors. In his role at STIHL Inc., Tilley manages the legal department, which includes product information, product compliance, and safety/environmental functions.

“The VMA Board and membership have elected Mr. Tilley to the Board, and it was one of the best decisions the organization has made this year,” said Brett A. Vassey, president and CEO of the VMA. “Scott and STIHL are true representatives of world-class manufacturing and the future of our sector in the Commonwealth.”

Tilley has been with STIHL Inc. for 11 years. Prior to STIHL, he worked for the McGuire Woods LLP law firm in Richmond, Va.

“I am honored to represent STIHL as a member of the VMA board,” said Tilley. “STIHL is an industry leader in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a respected name within the VMA, and I am looking forward to help further that role, as well as working to advance pro-manufacturing and pro-business policies in Virginia.”

In addition to his responsibilities with theVMA, Tilley currently serves on the Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) board of directors, as well as the executive board of the Virginia Beach Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past chair of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) leaf blower task force, which created a variety of helpful tools and resources to assist landscapers on the proper use of leaf blowers in light of current regulations and ordinances.  He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and has served in the Corporate Counsel Section of the Virginia Bar Association. 

Founded in 1922, the VMA serves as the advocate for manufacturers that supports and advances pro-business public policies in Virginia.

For more information about the VMA, visit . For more information about STIHL, visit .

About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
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