AEM Elects 2015 Officers, New Directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces 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

From left: Chair John Patterson, Vice Chair Leif Magnusson, Treasurer Göran Lindgren, AG Chair James Walker, CE Chair Michael Haberman, Secretary Dennis Slater

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:

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.

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 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China. For more information visit www.aem.org.   

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