Pictured Above: 2018 AEM Officers (L-R): CE Chair Jeff Reed, Reed International/VSS Macropaver; Treasurer Todd Stucke, Kubota Tractor Corp.; Vice Chair Jim Walker, CNH Industrial; Chair Rich Goldsbury, Doosan Bobcat; AG Chair John Lagemann, Deere & Co.; Secretary Dennis Slater, AEM.

MILWAUKEE – The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting.

2018 AEM Officers are:

  • Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, Regional President, North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat Inc.
  • Vice Chair Jim Walker, Vice President Case IH N.A., CNH Industrial
  • AG Chair John D. Lagemann, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing – Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Co.
  • CE Chair Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Treasurer Todd H. Stucke, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing & Product Support, Kubota Tractor Corp.
  • Secretary Dennis J. Slater, President, AEM’s full-time President

AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all member companies, giving their time and talent to provide strategic direction and guidance for the association’s business-development initiatives in areas including public policy, market data and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues and education/training.

“At AEM, we benefit from the support of our member companies and the dedication of their representatives who serve in AEM leadership roles,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “They help ensure association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, helping them succeed in the changing business environments of the future, and we appreciate their knowledge and participation.”

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

  • Robert B. Charter, Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Grant D. Godbersen, Vice President Manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.
  • Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries, Inc.
  • Jerry Johnson, President Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Div., Blount International, Inc.
  • David L. Koppenhofer, Executive Director, OEM Sales & Support, Cummins Inc.
  • Leif J. Magnusson, President, Claas Global Sales Americas Inc.
  • Richard A. Patek, Group President Astec Aggregate & Mining Group, Astec Industries Inc.
  • Austin Ramirez, President & CEO, Husco International
  • Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Todd H. Stucke, Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing & Product Support, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

  • Grant H. Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
  • Wayne R. Buchberger, President & CEO, Hardi North America Inc.
  • Gene Fraser, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, MacDon Industries Ltd.
  • Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA, Inc.
  • Jerry Johnson, President Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Div., Blount International, Inc.
  • Tommy Jones, President & CEO, Krone N.A. Inc.
  • Darryl Matthews, Senior Vice President & Sector Head Natural Resources, Trimble Inc.
  • Brian A. Nelson, President & Chairman, HCC Inc.
  • Dale M. Szuminski, President, Alo North America Inc.
  • James A. Wessing, President, Kondex Corp.

Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

  • Mary Erholtz, Vice President Marketing, Superior Industries Inc.
  • John R. Grote, Global Vice President Sales & Marketing, Grote Industries Inc.
  • Scott R. Harris, Vice President Case Construction Equip. N.A., CNH Industrial
  • Jeff Heinemann, Vice President, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology USA
  • Lori L. Kieklak, President Americas Hydraulics Business, Eaton
  • Robert C. Mortensen, President Off Highway Division, Husco International
  • Frank R. Nerenhausen, President JLG & Executive Vice President Oshkosh, JLG Industries Inc.
  • Rick Rodier, Vice President Sitework Systems Div., The Toro Co.
  • Ingo P. Schiller, President, Tadano America Corp.
  • David F. Thorne, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Construction & Forestry Div., Deere & Co.
  • Patrick Weiler, President & CEO, Weiler

AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related sectors worldwide.

AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.