Association of Equipment Manufacturers Elects Officers for 2016 | Construction News

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected its officers for 2016, and some new directors for its boards.

AEM Officers for 2016:

* Chair - Leif J. Magnusson, president, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Inc.      

* Vice Chair - Michael A. Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc. 

* AG Chair - Jim Walker, vice president Case IH NAFTA, CNH Industrial

* CE Chair - Michael A. Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc. 

* Treasurer - Göran Lindgren, president Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment

* Secretary - Dennis J. Slater, AEM's full-time president

AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all AEM member companies.

These industry leaders give their time and talent to provide strategic direction and guidance for association services, activities and programs, in areas including public policy, equipment statistics and market information, and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues, global business development, and education/training.

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

*Robert B. Charter, group president, Caterpillar Inc.
*David W. Combs, vice president distribution, DEUTZ Corp.

* Michael A. Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc.

* Jerry Johnson, president Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Div., Blount International Inc.

* Leif J. Magnusson, president, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Inc.

* Chuck Martz, president, CEO, & chairman, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co.

* Richard A. Patek, group president Astec Aggregate & Mining Group, Astec Industries Inc.

* Austin M. Ramirez, president & CEO, HUSCO International Inc.

* Jeffrey R. Reed, president & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver

* Barry L. Stoughton, president, BLS Enterprises Inc.

* Todd H. Stucke, vice president sales, marketing, & product support, Kubota Tractor Corp.

* David O. Woods, CEO, GiANT Partners LLC

Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

*Grant D. Godbersen, vice president manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.


* John Grote, vice president sales & marketing, Grote Industries Inc.


* Michael A. Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc.


* James R. Hasler, vice president CASE Construction NAFTA, CNH Industrial


* Arjun Mirdha, president & CEO, JCB Inc.


* Frank R. Nerenhausen, president JLG & executive vice president Oshkosh, JLG Industries Inc.

* Rick Rodier, general manager Sitework Systems Div., The Toro Company

* Patrick Roesler, president, G&D Integrated

* Domenic Ruccolo, senior vice president sales & marketing, Construction & Forestry Div., Deere & Company

* Erik Sparby, president & general manager construction equipment, Atlas Copco Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC

* Patrick Weiler, president & CEO, Weiler Inc.

* Larry Weyers, president Manitowoc Cranes, The Manitowoc Co. Inc.