AEM’s Slater to Retire

August 9, 2021 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that Dennis J. Slater will retire as AEM president, effective Dec. 31, 2021. The AEM board of directors has selected AEM’s Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel to succeed Slater and serve as AEM president effective Jan. 1, 2022. Slater, 63, joined AEM’s predecessor the Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA) in 1982, becoming president of CIMA in 1998 and president of the newly formed AEM in 2002, after a merger between CIMA and Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI). Slater led the transformation of the association, which has grown by 50% to more than 1,000 member companies, with revenue increasing nearly 700% to $60 million annually.

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