AEM elects 2017 officers, board members

By |  November 21, 2016

aem-logoThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) named its 2017 officers, as well as the directors elected to its board of directors and CE and AG sector boards.

The AEM 2017 officers are Chair Michael Haberman, president of Gradall Industries; Vice Chair Richard Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America and Oceania, Doosan Bobcat; AG Chair John Lagemann, senior vice president of sales and marketing for regions three and four for Deere & Co.; CE Chair Jeffrey Reed, president and CEO of Reed International/VSS Macropaver; Treasurer Jim Walker, vice president of Case IH North America, CNH Industrial; and Secretary Dennis Slater, AEM’s full-time president.

According to AEM, its officers work on behalf of all member companies to provide strategic direction and guidance for the association’s business development initiatives.

“At AEM, we benefit from the support of our member companies and the dedication of their representatives who serve in AEM leadership roles,” says AEM President Dennis Slater. “They help ensure association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, and we appreciate their knowledge and participation.”

The directors elected to the AEM board of directors include the following:

  • Jason Andringa, president and CEO, Vermeer Corp.
  • Steven Berglund, president and CEO, Trimble Navigation
  • Robert Crain, senior vice president and general Mmanager for North America, AGCO Corp.
  • Matt Daley, president and CEO, GEA Farm Technologies
  • Richard Goldsbury, president, Doosan Bobcat North America and Oceania, Doosan Bobcat
  • John Lagemann, senior vice president of sales and marketing for regions three and four, Deere & Co.
  • Arjun Mirdha, president and CEO, JCB
  • Michael Osenga, president, Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
  • Greg Petras, president, Kuhn North America
  • Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • Jim Walker, vice president of Case IH North America, CNH Industrial

Directors elected to the AEM CE sector board include the following:

  • Steven Berglund, president and CEO, Trimble Navigation
  • John Garrison, president and CEO, Terex Corp.
  • Jeff Heinemann, vice president of construction, Sandvik Mining & Construction
  • Chuck Martz, president, CEO and chairman, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co.
  • Daniel Miller, president and CEO, Manitou Americas
  • Ray O’Connor, president and CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems
  • Jeffrey Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Patrick Roesler, CEO, G&D Integrated
  • Stephen Roy, president of sales region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • George Taylor, vice president of customer services support, Caterpillar

AEM, headquartered in Milwaukee, is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM members represent more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide.

Allison Barwacz

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