2012 AEM Hall of Fame Nominations Open in June

Online nominations for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ 2012 AEM Hall of Fame program will open in June. The AEM Hall of Fame honors individuals who have invented, built and led the off-road equipment industry.

By highlighting the industry's legacy of progress, the AEM Hall of Fame promotes greater public understanding and appreciation of the importance of the off-road equipment industry to global economic and social prosperity. Nearly 40 industry leaders have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993.

Candidates will be evaluated on five criteria that are critical to the health of the equipment manufacturing industry: 1) innovation, 2) industry contributions, 3) leadership, 4) corporate citizenship/social responsibility and 5) sustainability. For each of these five categories, nominators submit brief essays to support their nominee's candidacy. AEM poses questions to help nominators focus their essays to explain in the best way possible why the nominee should be considered for the AEM Hall of Fame.

AEM urges nominators to carefully read the sample nomination form template before filling out the online form. AEM suggests writing and reviewing the five short nominating essays in a word processing program and then pasting them into the online form. The form's requested information about the Hall of Fame nominee/candidate (and nominator) should also be filled out.

Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts.

For more information and questions, contact AEM's Jordanne Kann-Helle at jkann-helle@aem.org or 414-298-4152.