AEM Elects 2020 Officers, Directors

By Mike Brezonick21 November 2019

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 & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver

–  Vice chair: Steven Berglund, president & CEO, Trimble Inc.

– Ag chair: Jerry Johnson, president Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Div., Blount International Inc.

– CE chair: Rodney Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.

– Treasurer: Todd Stucke, senior vice president, Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.

– Secretary: Dennis Slater, President, AEM

“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 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 include:

Ted Bojanowski, vice president Sales and Marketing, Parker Hannifin Corp.; Grant Godbersen, vice president Manufacturing, Gomaco Corp.; Michael Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc.; Philip Kelliher, vice president Americas Distribution Services Marketing, Caterpillar Inc.; Leif Magnusson, president, Claas of America Inc.; Ray O’Connor, president & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.; Brad Olson, vice president, Two Rivers Marketing; and Austin Ramirez, president & CEO, Husco.

Officers Johnson, Stuecke and Reed were also named directors.

Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board were: Grant Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.; Kim Boccardi, vice president Marketing, Titan International; Fernando Cuccioli, executive vice president Cluster Americas, DeLaval Inc.; Charlene Finck, division president Producer Media, Farm Journal;              Gene Fraser, vice president Global Sales & Marketing, MacDon Industries Ltd.; David Gilmore, senior vice president Global Marketing, Ag & Turf Div., Deere & Co.;        Darryl Matthews, senior vice president Natural Resources, Trimble Inc.; Brian Nelson, president & chairman, HCC Inc.; Viren Popli, president & CEO, Mahindra USA Inc.; James Wessing, president, Kondex Corp.; Jeremy Yoder, COO, DISTek Integration Inc. and Johnson.

Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board included: Brian Bieller, president & regional general manager, Dynapac; Mary Erholtz, vice president of Marketing, Superior Industries Inc.; John Grote, global vice president, Sales & Marketing, Grote Industries Inc.; Willie Harbert, vice president Sales, Eaton; Robert Mortensen, president Off Highway Division, Husco; Frank Nerenhausen, president, JLG Industries Inc.; Ray O’Connor, President & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems; Rick Rodier, group vice president, Construction Businesses, The Toro Co.; Ingo Schiller, president North America Operations, Tadano America Corp.; Johannes Schulze Vohren, executive vice president Sales & Marketing, Wacker Neuson Corp.; David Thorne, senior vice president Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Construction & Forestry Div., Deere & Co.; and Patrick Weiler, president, Weiler.

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