AEM Elects 2010 Officers, Directors

Wed November 25, 2009 - National Edition

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the election of 2010 officers and new directors. They are:

• Chairman Chuck Martz, president and CEO of Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Ky.

• First Vice Chairman James McCullough, president and CEO CNH Construction Equipment of CNH, Racine, Wis.

• Second Vice Chairman Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CEO of Charles Machine Works, Perry, Okla.

• Treasurer Robert Kluver, president and CEO of Angus-Palm, Watertown, S.D.

• Secretary Dennis Slater, AEM’s full-time president, Milwaukee, Wis.

Serving as sector vice chairmen in 2010 are:

• Vice Chairman Agriculture Russell Fowler, president and CEO of Krone NA Inc., Memphis, Tenn.

• Vice Chairman Construction Craig Paylor, president of JLG/Oshkosh Corp., Hagerstown, Md.

New Directors — Elected to serve on the association’s board of directors:

• Michael Barr, principal, QDI Strategies, Libertyville, Ill.

• Steven Booher, president, Productive Resources, Columbus, Ind.

• Serge Bosché, president, Manitou North America, Waco, Texas

• Richard Brown, president and COO, Krause Corp., Hutchinson, Kan.

• David Burdakin, president and CEO, Paladin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

• Michael Haberman, president, Gradall Industries, New Philadelphia, Ohio

• Robert Kluver, president and CEO, Angus-Palm, Watertown, S.D.

• Richard Lowe, president, Lowe Manufacturing, Viola, Wis.

• Chuck Martz, president and CEO, Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Ky.

• Michael Osenga, president, Diesel and Gas Turbine Publications, Waukesha, Wis.

• Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CEO, Charles Machine Works, Perry, Okla.

• Robert Vermeer, CEO and chairman of the board, Vermeer Corp., Pella, Iowa

• James Wessing, president, Kondex Corp., Lomira, Wis.

Life Honorary Directors — Also, the AEM Board elected two industry leaders as Life Honorary Directors in recognition of exceptional service to the association, especially in its formation:

• Robert Ratliff, formerly of AGCO, who served as a longtime director

• Emmett Barker, who served as longtime president of one of AEM’s predecessor organizations

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