AEM Elects 2017 Officers, Directors


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its 2017 officers as well as those elected to the AEM board of directors and AG and CE sector boards.

AEM officers for 2017 are:

  • Chair Michael A. Haberman, president, Gradall Industries Inc. 
  • Vice Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, president Doosan Bobcat North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat.
  • AG Chair John D. Lagemann, senior vice president sales and marketing–Regions 3 and 4, Deere & Co.   
  • CE Chair Jeffrey R. Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver.  
  • Treasurer Jim Walker, vice president Case IH North America, CNH Industrial.
  • Secretary Dennis J. Slater, 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 Slater. “They help ensure association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, and we appreciate their knowledge and participation.”

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

  • Jason M. Andringa, president and CEO, Vermeer Corp.
  • Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
  • Robert B. Crain, senior vice president and general manager North America, AGCO Corp.
  • Matt Daley, president and CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
  • Richard M. Goldsbury, president Doosan Bobcat North America and Oceania, Doosan Bobcat.
  • John D. Lagemann, senior vice president sales and marketingRegions 3 and 4, Deere & Co.   
  • Arjun Mirdha, president and CEO, JCB Inc.
  • Michael J. Osenga, president, Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications.
  • Greg Petras, president, Kuhn North America Inc.
  • Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • Jim Walker, vice president Case IH North America, CNH Industrial.

Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

  • Grant Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
  • Mark D. Core, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Vermeer Corp.
  • Matt Daley, president and CEO, GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
  • Richard Fox-Marrs, president JCB Agriculture, JCB Inc.
  • Bill T. Hurley, vice president sales North America, AGCO Corp.
  • John D. Lagemann, senior vice president sales and marketingRegions 3 and 4, Deere & Co.   
  • Bret Lieberman, vice president North America, New Holland Agriculture.
  • Leif J. Magnusson, president, CLAAS Global Sales Americas Inc.
  • Brian A. McKown, executive vice president & COO, Kinze Manufacturing Inc.
  • Greg Petras, president, Kuhn North America Inc.
  • Todd H. Stucke, senior vice president sales, marketing & product support, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

  • Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
  • John L. Garrison, president and CEO, Terex Corp.
  • Jeff Heinemann, vice president construction, Sandvik Mining & Construction.
  • Chuck Martz, president, CEO and chairman, Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co.
  • Daniel L. Miller, president and CEO, Manitou Americas Inc.
  • Ray O’Connor, president and CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Jeffrey R. Reed, president and CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver.
  • Patrick Roesler, CEO, G&D Integrated.
  • Stephen Roy, president sales region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment.
  • Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • George H. Taylor, vice president customer services support, Caterpillar Inc.