AEM Invites Nominations for 2020 Hall of Fame Class

AEM Hall of Fame

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is seeking nominations for its class of 2020 Hall of Fame inductees.

The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and our community’s quality of life.

Since 2008, the AEM Hall of Fame has honored pioneering individuals who invented, managed, built, and led the off-road equipment industry. Inductees include luminaries from John Deere and J.I. Case, to William Smith Otis and Benjamin Holt.

Anyone in the equipment manufacturing industry or the wider public can submit a nomination. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those who exemplify innovation, industry contributions, leadership, social responsibility, and sustainability in the equipment manufacturing industry.

In 2019, the AEM Hall of Fame inducted its first woman leader, Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corporation. The Hall will continue to break new ground in 2020. This year, AEM is expanding the traditional idea of a Hall of Fame member by looking to recognize contributions to our industry from more diverse corners of the equipment manufacturing world, including those from different roles and positions, as well as from smaller manufacturers.

“These are the people who have defined, and continue to define, the equipment manufacturing industry,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “The ideas, innovations and inventions these leaders have developed, when combined, have created a better life for every single human who sets foot in our world from now until eternity.”

Nominations are open until June 12, 2020, and can be submitted online at this link

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.