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WASHINGTON - When it comes to infrastructure, Washington, D.C., is failing the American people, said AED Chairman Don Shilling at a Capitol Hill press conference today. Shilling is president of General Equipment & Supplies, a heavy construction equipment dealership based in Fargo, N.D.

Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, Richmond, Va., is the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). His election came during the NSSGA Board of Directors’ meeting at the association’s annual convention in Baltimore, March 18.

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, recently elected new officers of its Board of Governors. Robert Stevens, vice president of strategy for ROUSH CleanTech (Livonia, MI), will serve as the 2015–2016 chairman of the Green Truck Association.

Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman rang the opening bell Dec. 22 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to mark the 85th anniversary of the company’s listing on the NYSE, considered the world’s foremost securities marketplace.

AED 2014 Chairman Tim Watters, along with five AED officers, was installed at a ceremony during the Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast on Jan. 17 at the AED Summit in Houston. The group will guide the association for the coming year as members of the executive committee.

Tim Frank has resigned as chairman and CEO of Sany America Inc., the Georgia-based heavy equipment company he led to record sales growth and the first profit in its seven-year history. The resignation was effective Oct. 11. “Sany has great potential in the North American market,” Frank said.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter named Curt Johnson chairman of the board effective Jan. 1, 2013. Johnson is responsible for all chapter activities to further merit-based construction throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

SANY Group Chairman Liang Wengen is one of 10 business and economic leaders named 2012 “Economic Person of the Year” by the Chinese broadcast network CCTV. Liang’s inclusion on the Economic Person of the Year list was announced Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Beijing, China.

At the Oval Office in the White House today, Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Oberhelman said the signing of legislation to establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia is a great example of how more open trade will benefit the United States and its trading partners.

Stephen D. Wright, president and chief executive officer of the family-owned Wright Brothers Construction Company in Charleston, Tenn., has been elected 2012-13 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The election was announced during the association’s national convention, held Sept.

Tim Frank, a construction equipment executive with extensive global experience in sales, marketing, operations and product development, has been named chairman of SANY America Inc. In this newly created position, Frank has overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all SANY equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.