Here's Looking Forward

By Ron Hutchinson, CEM, 2007-2008 National President | September 28, 2010

I hope you are enjoying your summer. I know this is the busiest season for many of us, but hopefully you're grabbing some fun with family and friends. It has been a very busy summer for your AEMP Board of Directors and committees as well.

Hopefully by now through our e-communications you are well aware of the new AEMP webinar series. At date of publication, your AEMP Board was deep into the planning for this new educational opportunity. Also, AEMP is reintroducing our fall conference, the Asset Management Symposium. This conference will feature not only the CEM prep track, but also in-depth exploration into critical issues facing today's equipment managers. Read more about the conference in this issue of Equipment Manager.

Speaking of our education initiatives, I welcome Jim Philips to the AEMP staff as our director of education. Jim comes to AEMP after a distinguished career as an educator and education administrator, and we are very pleased to have him on our AEMP team.

Last, but hardly least, at publication deadline your Board is planning to revamp the current AEMP strategic plan. Right now, all members have a chance to have input at a very opportune time. Please feel free to share any ideas you might have concerning the future of your association. Send me your thoughts at and let me know what AEMP can do to better serve you and our profession.

I look forward to seeing you in Louisville in November. Good luck to all those preparing to sit for the CEM exam, and thanks for your input concerning the strategic plan.