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The AED Foundation

The AED Foundation has certified more than 500 diesel equipment technicians in 2019 through its Certified Technician Program. Since the program was launched in 2018, the Foundation has certified more than 900 technicians. The Certified Technician Program is the only non-OEM technician certification program specifically for the construction equipment industry.

Stephenson Equipment's President and CEO Bob Criste announced the promotion of Jeff Tulish to vice president of the Philadelphia region of the company. Tulish began working for SEI in 2010, but has worked his way up in the equipment dealership industry exclusively for 22 years.

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) recently hired Cory Hayes as vice president of operations for The AED Foundation. The AED board of directors has recommended an effort to aggressively increase focus on the workforce skills gap challenge facing the industry.

The AED Foundation announced Oct. 3, that their new Diesel Equipment Technician Certification is now available. AED Senior Vice President Jason Blake made the announcement at the AED-EDA Workforce Development Summit in New Orleans. Since 1997, The AED Foundation has developed and revised core construction equipment technical standards that cover the six key areas of diesel engines, hydraulics and hydrostatics, electric and electronics, power trains, air conditioning and heating and safety and administration.