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AEM Elects 2015 Officers, Directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its newly-elected 2015 officers, as well as directors elected at its recent annual meeting to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards.

November 17, 2014

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its newly-elected 2015 officers, as well as directors elected at its recent annual meeting to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards.

AEM Officers for 2015 are:

  • Chair John Patterson, chairman JCB USA Group and Director JCB Group, JCB Inc.
  • Vice Chair Leif Magnusson, president, CLAAS of America
  • Treasurer Göran Lindgren, president sales region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • AG Chair James Walker, vice president Case IH NAFTA, CNH Industrial
  • CE Chair Michael Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc.
  • Secretary Dennis Slater, AEM’s full-time president

AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all AEM member companies to provide strategic direction and guidance for AEM services, activities and programs, in areas including public policy; equipment statistics and market information; trade shows; technical, safety and regulatory; global business development; and education/training.

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors are:

  • Christopher Barnard, president & CEO and regional president NA & SA, Wacker Neuson Corporation
  • Robert Charter, group president, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Robert Crain, senior vice president & general manager NA, AGCO Corporation
  • Ronald DeFeo, chairman & CEO, Terex Corporation
  • Richard Goldsbury, president Bobcat/Doosan NA & Australia/Oceania, Doosan Infracore International
  • R. Scott Jenkins, senior vice president sales & marketing, ITW Welding NA
  • John Lagemann, senior vice president sales & marketing Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
  • Göran Lindgren, president sales region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • John Patterson, chairman JCB USA Group & director JCB Group, JCB Inc.
  • Austin Ramirez, President & CEO, HUSCO International Inc.
  • Glen Tellock, chairman, president & CEO, The Manitowoc Company Inc.
  • James Walker, vice president Case IH NAFTA, CNH Industrial
  • David Woods, CEO, GiANT Partners LLC

Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

  • Mark Core, vice president Forage Solutions & Lifecycle and CMO, Vermeer Corporation
  • Matt Daley, president & CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
  • Bill Hurley, vice president sales NA, AGCO Corporation
  • John Lagemann, senior vice president sales & marketing Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Company
  • Dmitry Lyubimov, president, Buhler Industries Inc.
  • Leif Magnusson, president, CLAAS of America
  • Brian McKown, COO, Kinze Manufacturing Inc.
  • Greg Petras, president, Kuhn NA Inc.
  • Todd Stucke, vice president Agriculture & Turf Division, Kubota Tractor Corporation
  • James Walker, vice president Case IH NAFTA, CNH Industrial

Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

  • Jason Andringa, president & COO, Vermeer Corporation
  • Steven Berglund, president & CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
  • Tim Ford, president Terex Cranes, Terex Corporation
  • Chuck Martz, president, CEO & Chairman, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company
  • Daniel Miller, president & CEO, Manitou Americas Inc.
  • Frank Nerenhausen, president JLG & Executive Vice President Oshkosh, JLG Industries Inc.
  • Ray O’Connor, president & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Jeffrey Reed, president & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Rod Schrader, chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corporation
  • Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CEO, The Charles Machine Works Inc.
  • Erik Sparby, president & GM Construction Equipment, Atlas Copco Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
  • George Taylor, vice president, Caterpillar Inc.

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