AEM Elects 2014 Officers, New Directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its newly-elected 2014 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 2014 are:

•Chair Richard Patek, Group President Aggregate and Mining of Astec Industries Inc.
•Vice Chair Robert Kolb, Vice President Global Business Development of GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
•Treasurer Michael Haberman, President of Gradall Industries Inc.
•AG Chair Leif Magnusson, President CLAAS of America and Regional Director Americas, CLAAS
•CE Chair John Patterson, Chairman and CEO of JCB 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 Association 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:

•Kenneth Cook, President, CEO and Chairman, Ken Cook Co.
•Michael Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.
•Wilson Jones, President and COO, Oshkosh Corp.
•Robert Kolb, Vice President Global Business Development, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
•Thierry Krier, President and CEO, Kuhn North America Inc.
•Stuart Levenick, Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
•Leif Magnusson, President CLAAS of America and Regional Director Americas, CLAAS
•Richard Patek, Group President Aggregate and Mining, Astec Industries Inc.
•Jeffrey Reed, President and CEO, Basic Resources Inc. and VSS International
•James Wessing, President, Kondex Corp.

Directors elected to AEM’s AG Sector Board are:

•Scott Derksen, Chief Information Officer, Iron Solutions
•Mark Harrington, Vice President, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
•Timothy Hayes, President and CEO, Cambric Corp.
•Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA Inc.
•Gerald Johnson, President Products Div., Woods Equipment Co.
•Thomas Jones, President and CEO, Krone NA Inc.
•Ian Keyworth, Director Mobile Segment Sales, Eaton Hydraulics Inc.
•David Koppenhofer, Executive Director OEM Sales and Support, Cummins Inc.
•Gary MacDonald, Executive Vice President, MacDon Industries Ltd.
•John Miller, President and CEO, Miller-St. Nazianz Inc.
•Dale Szuminski, President, Hardi North America Inc.

Directors elected to AEM’s CE Sector Board are:

•David Combs, Senior Manager Industrial Engines NA/SA, Tognum America
•Eric Etchart, President, Manitowoc Cranes
•Dave Foster, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Volvo Construction Equipment NA Inc.
•Grant Godbersen, Vice President Manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.
•Michael Haberman, President, Gradall Industries Inc.
•James Hasler, Vice President CNH Construction Equipment NA, CNH
•Michael Osenga, President, Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications
•John Patterson, Chairman and CEO, JCB Inc.
•Barry Stoughton, President, BLS Enterprises Inc.
•Robert Vermeer, Chairman of the Board, Vermeer Corp.

AEM 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 membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide.

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