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Under 40 Awards Program Launched

We are launching an awards program for young leaders in the construction equipment industry.
April 02, 2013

Rod Sutton is editorial director of Construction Equipment magazine. He is in charge of editorial strategy and writes a monthly column for the magazine, The Sutton Report. He has more than 30 years in construction journalism, and has been with Construction Equipment since 2001.

The face of fleet asset management continues to change. I was reminded of that recently as I participated in two similar events, both of which focus on training equipment professionals.

First, I presented the wrapup session for Mike Vorster’s March edition of his week-long training institute, the Construction Equipment Management Program (CEMP), in Atlanta. As I interacted with these 30 or so asset managers “in training,” I reminded them that they were the beneficiaries of organizations committed to their excellence.

I then drove to Jacksonville, Fla., to attend the annual conference of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP). I mingled with hundreds of asset managers there to further their understanding of the profession. In several cases, the senior equipment managers were there with one or two—sometimes more—junior managers “in training.”

Those equipment managers are this industry’s future.

We at Construction Equipment are launching an awards program for young leaders in the construction equipment industry. The “Under 40 in Construction Equipment” Awards honor those under 40 years old who will lead the industry into the future. We hope to recognize leaders from various disciplines, including equipment users, distributors, manufacturers and others involved in the business.

We are accepting nominations now for the Class of 2013. There is no fee required, and an organization may submit multiple candidates. All we ask is that the nominee be under the age of 40 as of December 12, 2013. Special thanks to Trimble, our Founding Partner for the awards program.

Recognition for excellence goes a long way in motivating young professionals. Consider your team, your replacement, and download an application now. Or to save time, nominate them online.

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