John D. Lagemann, a Deere senior vice president of sales and marketing, has been elected 2018 vice chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
He fills the unexpired officer term of Jim Walker of CNH Industrial, who recently retired.
Also, AEM elected Scott Harris of CNH Industrial to the association’s board of directors to fill Walker’s unexpired 2018 term on the board.
“We are very pleased to announce John’s expanded leadership of AEM and welcome Scott to its board of directors,” says Dennis Slater, AEM president.
“Their knowledge and dedication exemplify the active company participation that underpins AEM’s success and growth for its members, the equipment industry and the overall agriculture and construction-related sectors,”
Walker was lauded for his many contributions to AEM, which represents North American companies that manufacture equipment for industries that include agriculture, construction, mining and utilities.
“We also take this opportunity to publicly thank Jim Walker for his years of leadership as an AEM officer and board member and his support of the AEM staff,” Slater says.
Lagemann has served in AEM leadership roles since 2011 and currently chairs AEM’s AG Sector Board. He’s also a member of the AEM board of directors.
Harris, who recently transitioned to CNH’s Ag side as vice president of Case IH North America, had served as a director on AEM’s CE Sector Board since 2016.
AEM officers and directors give their time and talent, the association says, to provide strategic direction and guidance for the association’s business-development initiatives. This involves public policy, market data, and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues, and education and training.