From the President's Desk Articles
AEM Initiates Industry Approach to Comply with Looming REACH Regulations
If REACH has grabbed your attention, you’re not alone. Implementation of REACH, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemical substances, is causing concern for AEM and its member companies.
Costs and other challenges could be significant as REACH requires registration of more than 30,000 chemical substances in use today during the course of implementation.
May 13, 2013 – From the President's Desk
AEM Defends Manufacturer-Dealer Relationships in Opposing New Hampshire Senate Bill
AEM is fighting hard to “keep the genie in the bottle” and prevent passage of New Hampshire Senate bill SB 126 that would force off-road equipment manufacturers to alter the way they conduct business in the state.
April 29, 2013 – From the President's Desk
AEM’s Future Success Will Depend on Addressing the Challenges of Data, Content, and Competition
What do we need to do as an organization to be successful and relevant now and in the future?
This was one of the key questions asked at our recent AEM internal strategic team meeting held to examine the successes and shortcomings to implement the Strategic Plan, while casting a critical eye on how to improve in the future.
April 14, 2013 – From the President's Desk
Lessons to Effective Advocacy – And It’s Personal
According to a new CBS poll, 81 percent of Americans disapprove of how Congress is handling its work. From the “sequestration,” to overwhelming debt and lack of a budget, to Congress’ seeming inability to work together on anything, the frustration is understandable. And in this challenging environment, we in the equipment manufacturing industry have several policies we’d like to see Congress address in order to create jobs and encourage investment and growth here in the United States. So is anybody in Congress listening?
April 1, 2013 – From the President's Desk
Member Engagement: Why It Matters and Why AEM Needs You to Step Forward
AEM is blessed with an abundance of engaged and talented leaders. But, that isn’t enough, especially today with our ambitious advocacy agenda. We need leaders from every member company to step forward and contribute to the success of our industry and the Association.
March 18, 2013 – From the President's Desk
Regional Management Committees Will Deliver Focus to AEM Global Business Development Plans
To deliver services to our members globally. It’s a simple statement but so far a somewhat elusive goal for AEM.
The Association has provided many programs and services globally, including market data, our China office and Latin America desk. We have recorded several successes but not the sustainable and well-rounded plan to date that we had hoped to achieve. That is, until now.
February 18, 2013 – From the President's Desk
AEM’s Public Policy Priorities Support Need for Stronger U.S. Economy, Greater Job Growth
As President Obama begins his second term and the 113th Congress starts its legislative work year, I want to take a moment to provide an update on AEM’s advocacy efforts in Washington and what our legislative and public policy priorities will be in 2013.
The AEM Board of Directors met this past fall to discuss the Association’s policy agenda for the coming year. Together with the I Make America campaign, AEM will focus on several important policy areas to help promote the equipment manufacturing industry, reduce the uncertainty that discourages businesses from investing or hiring, and ensure the growth of jobs in the United States.
February 4, 2013 – From the President's Desk
Our 2013 Goals: It’s Time to Move from Development to Execution
2012 was a “year of achievement” for AEM as we developed and implemented three key initiatives to meet the objectives of the AEM Strategic Plan.
These three initiatives are: 1) new financial model, 2) two-year advocacy plan, and 3) a services plan to respond to the membership survey results. The goals of these three initiatives will profoundly change how your Association operates on behalf of its members and the industry.
January 7, 2013 – From the President's Desk
A Time for Us at AEM to Be Thankful
As we race to close the books on 2012 and get some well-deserved and
much-needed time with family and friends during the holidays, I want to use my last column of the year to talk about how much your Association – AEM – has to be thankful for and to thank each of you for helping to make our success possible.
December 17, 2012 – From the President's Desk
Time to Renew Your Membership and Partnership with AEM
As we finish our work to complete goals this year, I want to thank all AEM member companies for their support of the Association. Their membership and engagement makes possible our work on their behalf and for the industry.
The whole point of AEM is to support you, the member, and the equipment manufacturing industry.
December 3, 2012 – From the President's Desk