AEM elects chairman, first vice chairman

The board of directors for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers has elected Charles Stamp, Jr. AEM chairman. Stamp is vice president of public affairs worldwide for Deere and Co. The board also elected Gerald Shaheen, group president of Caterpillar, first vice chairman. Stamp and Shaheen previously served as AEM first vice chair and second vice chair, respectively. The two will lead AEM in setting operating policies and guidelines in areas including product safety and technical support, equipment statistics, market tends data, public policy representation, international marketing services, trade shows, online strategic information services, education and training and development of safety/educational materials.