AEM Elects 2020 Officers, New Directors

Thu November 21, 2019 - National Edition
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AEM 2020 Chair Jeffrey Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
AEM 2020 Chair Jeffrey Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its 2020 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM board of directors and AG and CE sector boards at its recent annual business meeting.

2020 AEM Officers are:

  • Chair Jeffrey Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Vice Chair Steven Berglund, president and CEO, Trimble Inc.
  • Ag Chair Jerry Johnson, president Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division, Blount International Inc.
  • CE Chair Rodney Schrader, chairman and CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • Treasurer Todd Stucke, Sr. VP Marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.
  • Secretary Dennis Slater, president, AEM

AEM officers and directors come from an industry cross section and work on behalf of all member companies to provide strategic direction and guidance for the association's initiatives in areas including public policy representation, market information and equipment statistics, trade shows, product safety and technical support.

"AEM benefits from the support of our member companies and the leadership talents of our Board members, and we greatly appreciate their active participation," said AEM President Dennis Slater. "Their engagement and contributions help ensure that we deliver quality results as we continue to build momentum for the equipment manufacturing industry and offer the best possible services and programs for members."

Directors Elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

  • Ted Bojanowski, VP Sales and Marketing, Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Grant Godbersen, VP Manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.
  • Michael Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc.
  • Jerry Johnson, president Farm Ranch and Agriculture Division, Blount International Inc.
  • Philip Kelliher, VP Americas Distribution Services Marketing, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Leif Magnusson, president, CLAAS of America Inc.
  • Ray O'Connor, president and CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Brad Olson, vice president, Two Rivers Marketing
  • Austin Ramirez, president and CEO, Husco
  • Jeffrey Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Todd Stucke, Sr. VP Marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Directors Elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

  • Grant Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
  • Kim Boccardi, VP Marketing, Titan International
  • Fernando Cuccioli, executive VP Cluster Americas, DeLaval Inc.
  • Charlene Finck, division president Producer Media, Farm Journal
  • Gene Fraser, VP Global Sales and Marketing, MacDon Industries Ltd.
  • David Gilmore, Senior VP Global Marketing, Ag and Turf Division, Deere & Co.
  • Jerry Johnson, president Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division, Blount International Inc.
  • Darryl Matthews, Sr. VP Natural Resources, Trimble Inc.
  • Brian Nelson, president and chairman, HCC Inc.
  • Viren Popli, president and CEO, Mahindra USA Inc.
  • James Wessing, president, Kondex Corp.
  • Jeremy Yoder, COO, DISTek Integration Inc.

Directors Elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

  • Brian Bieller, president and regional GM, Dynapac
  • Mary Erholtz, VP of Marketing, Superior Industries Inc.
  • John Grote, global VP, Sales and Marketing, Grote Industries Inc.
  • Willie Harbert, VP Sales, Eaton
  • Robert Mortensen, president Off Highway Division, Husco
  • Frank Nerenhausen, president, JLG Industries Inc.
  • Ray O'Connor, president and CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems
  • Rick Rodier, group VP, Construction Businesses, The Toro Company
  • Ingo Schiller, president North America Operations, Tadano America Corp.
  • Johannes Schulze Vohren, Executive VP Sales and Marketing, Wacker Neuson Corp.
  • David Thorne, Sr. VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Construction and Forestry Division, Deere & Co.
  • Patrick Weiler, president, Weiler

For more information, visit www.aem.org.