James E. Walker, vice president of Case IH NAFTA for CNH in Racine, has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

AEM is a Milwaukee-based international trade group for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used globally in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility industries. It has offices in Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Canada and Beijing, China.

Walker will help guide the group’s guidelines and operating policies on public policy, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, technical and product safety support, global business development, education/training, workforce development and worksite safety/educational materials.

Walker oversees all Case IH agricultural activities and has been at the company since 2006. He previously served as vice president of sales and marketing, North America for AGCO Corp.