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Rick Johnson of Charles Machine Works Tapped as ICUEE 2019 Show Chair

Wed April 25, 2018 - National Edition
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ICUEE 2019 Chair Rick Johnson
ICUEE 2019 Chair Rick Johnson

ICUEE — The Demo Expo announced Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles Machine Works, has been named 2019 show chair. Johnson leads the exhibition's management committee, a volunteer group of utility construction industry executives responsible for overall show planning.

ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will take place Oct. 1 to 3, 2019, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. The biennial show is known as The Demo Expo for its extensive equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations.

“AEM welcomes the knowledge, experience and active participation of Rick and all the management committee members. We are fortunate to have such a strong group of leaders providing strategic guidance as we also develop the longer-term vision for ICUEE into the next decade to meet industry needs,” said ICUEE Show Director John Rozum.

“I'm very pleased to accept this role and look forward to helping plan an outstanding ICUEE; I know that every member on the management committee is dedicated to the continued growth and success of the show to best serve participants and the industry,” said Johnson.

Johnson joined Charles Machine Works in 1987, holding positions with increasing responsibilities, including chief financial officer, chief information officer and chief operating officer. He was named chief executive officer in 2015.

Johnson has been active on the ICUEE management committee and served as 2017 vice chair. He also serves on board-level committees of show owner and producer Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and as a director on AEM's CE Sector Board.

ICUEE 2019 Also Names Show Vice Chair and Management Committee

Serving as vice chair of the ICUEE 2019 management committee is Dave Hughes, vice president, global sales of McElroy Manufacturing Inc.

Here is the full roster of the ICUEE 2019 management committee:

  • Bryan Blankenship, director vacuum excavation, Vactor Manufacturing Inc.
  • Chris Brahler, president and CEO, TT Technologies Inc.
  • Joe Caywood, director marketing & product management, Terex Corporation
  • Andrew Christopher, customer support manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry
  • Dan Coley, president, Hi-Vac Corporation
  • Mark Core, executive vice president & CMO, Vermeer Corporation
  • Julie Fuller, vice president/officer, engineering and purchasing, Tadano Mantis Corporation
  • Jim Glazer, president, Elliott Equipment Company
  • Dave Hughes, vice president global sales, McElroy Manufacturing Inc.
  • Rick Johnson, CEO, Charles Machine Works
  • Laura Ness Owens, channel communications manager, Doosan Bobcat
  • Thom Peebles, vice president marketing, JCB Inc.
  • Bob Pettit, CEO, HAWE Hydraulics
  • Mike Popovich, vice president sales & marketing excavators, Vacall/Gradall Industries Inc.
  • Jim Rauckman, managing member, Rauckman Utility Products
  • Sam Rooke, PM business manager NA, Manitex International
  • Mark Wegel, director corporate communications, Altec Industries Inc.

Exhibit space sales have opened for the 2019 show, visit in the Exhibit section for more details.

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