Association of Equipment Manufacturers announces 2010 officers, new directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the election of 2010 officers and new directors.

The new officers and directors are the following:

· Chairman Chuck Martz, president & CEO of Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Kentucky

· First Vice Chairman James McCullough, president & CEO CNH Construction Equipment of CNH, Racine, Wisconsin

· Second Vice Chairman Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CEO of Charles Machine Works, Perry, Oklahoma

· Treasurer Robert Kluver, President & CEO of Angus-Palm, Watertown, South Dakota

· Secretary Dennis Slater, AEM’s full-time president, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Serving as sector vice chairmen in 2010 are the following:

· Vice Chairman, Agriculture Russell Fowler, president & CEO of Krone NA Inc., Memphis, Tennessee

· Vice Chairman, Construction Craig Paylor, President of JLG/Oshkosh Corp., Hagerstown, Maryland

New directors elected to serve on the association’s board of directors:

· Michael Barr, principal, QDI Strategies, Libertyville, Illinois

· Steven Booher, president, Productive Resources, Columbus, Indiana

· Serge Bosché, president, Manitou North America, Waco, Texas

· Richard Brown, president & COO, Krause Corp., Hutchinson, Kansas

· David Burdakin, president & CEO, Paladin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

· Michael Haberman, president, Gradall Industries, New Philadelphia, Ohio

· Robert Kluver, president & CEO, Angus-Palm, Watertown, South Dakota

· Richard Lowe, President, Lowe Manufacturing, Viola, Wisconsin

· Chuck Martz, president & CEO, Link-Belt Construction Equipment, Lexington, Kentucky

· Michael Osenga, president, Diesel and Gas Turbine Publications, Waukesha, Wisconsin

· Tiffany Sewell-Howard, CEO, Charles Machine Works, Perry, Oklahoma

· Robert Vermeer, CEO and chairman of the board, Vermeer Corp., Pella, Iowa

· James Wessing, president, Kondex Corp., Lomira, Wisconsin

The AEM Board also elected two industry leaders as Life Honorary Directors in recognition of exceptional service to the association, especially in its formation. They are the following:

· Robert Ratliff, formerly of AGCO, who served as a longtime director

· Emmett Barker, who served as longtime president of one of AEM’s predecessor organizations.

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry.