Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) has elected 2011/2012 executive committee members to its board of directors. The new members were recognized and inaugurated in March at AEMP’s 29th annual Spring Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Each year, AEMP members select top peers from various organizations to lead the board and serve as the organization’s new president / CEO, who also serves as chairman of the board. Dave Gorski, equipment manager for K5 Construction, Chicago, Ill., was elected president / CEO. Serving through March 2012, Gorski’s main goals for the upcoming year are building on the organization’s strategic initiatives, including two of the most recent, AEMP University and Green Fleet Certification.
“AEMP experienced two major milestones in both these initiatives early this year,” said Gorski. “AEMP University was officially launched at the conference, and we awarded our first Green Fleet-certified company. I’m looking forward to continuing with these important initiatives and building on the awareness and momentum they’ve already created.”
Additionally, Gorski and his leadership team will continue to focus on building partnerships within the industry. Evidence of that commitment is AEMP’s involvement with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. AEMP provided educational seminars at ConExpo, and will continue joint education efforts at ICUEE this October.
In addition to a new CEO, AEMP elected six new executive committee members to the board of directors. Guy Gordon, director of asset management for Insituform Technologies, Chesterfield, Mo., was selected Chairman-Elect and will assume the position of chairman of the board in March 2012.
Three vice-chairmen—Dan Connelly, vice president of equipment, Oldcastle, Columbus, Ohio; Chris Ryan, equipment manager, Boh Bros. Construction, New Orleans, La.; and Bob Merritt, director of equipment, URS Corp., Boise, Idaho—were also chosen.
Finally, Pat Crail, fleet information manager, John R. Jurgensen Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected treasurer. Daryl Crear, fleet manager, Rumpke Consolidated Cos., Cincinnati, and outgoing chairman / CEO, will serve as immediate past chairman.