Howard is a proud member of a family that has been involved in the manufacturing business in North Dakota for over 60 years. The family’s roots started with Howard’s grandfather, E.G. Melroe, who founded the Melroe Company, which developed the Bobcat Loader.
Howard and his brother, Brian Dahl, carried on the family legacy in 1977 when they incorporated Concord, Inc., which grew into the leading U.S. manufacturer of air drills used primarily for the planting of small grains and oil seed crops on large acreage. Howard and Brian later went on to launch Amity Technology, which today is the leading provider of harvesting equipment for sugar beets in North America, Russia, and parts of Eastern Europe. Howard and Brian subsequently purchased 50% of Wil-Rich and 50% of Wishek, two tillage manufacturers, as well as Fargo Products, a manufacturer of air seeding equipment.
Today, Howard serves as the CEO of AGCO-Amity JV, LLC, a joint venture formed in 2011 between Amity Technology and AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of well-known branded agricultural equipment. Howard is regarded as a leading expert in Russian and Eastern European agriculture and has assisted many companies in entering the markets.
Howard is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a BS in Business Administration. Along with completing graduate work in Philosophy at the University of Florida, Howard also earned an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.