Group Resources

View the CE Sector Board

Group Leadership

CE Chair
Stephen Roy
Volvo Construction Equipment

Vice Chair
Eric Sauvage

AEM Staff Contact

John Somers
Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector | 414-298-4172

Kimberly Pelnar
Administrative Specialist | 414-298-4143

Sara Feuling
Senior Director, Construction | 414-298-4149



The CE Sector Board provides the strategic and operational direction for the construction equipment (CE) sector of AEM, serving as the advocate for CE members in the Association.


  • Determine the strategic direction of the Association for the CE industry sector, including all services, activities and programs.
  • Manage the direction and issues for CE related services, leaving the tactics to the planning committees and staff.
  • Provide guidance to staff in the implementation of CE services, activities and programs.
  • Identify, develop and deliver industry position statements on behalf of the Association to represent the interests of CE members and the CE industry sector.
  • Review and approve recommendations for new services and activities from members, staff and planning committees for the CE industry sector, submitting these recommendations to the AEM Board of Directors for approval.
  • Determine the scope of eligible products and services for CE membership.
  • Support for and active engagement in AEM’s grassroots, state, and federal advocacy efforts is an important part of the roles and responsibilities of Directors serving on the AEM And Sector Boards. Directors are also strongly encouraged to make a voluntary contribution between $500 and $1,000 to AEMPAC on an annual basis and support fundraising efforts through in-kind donations and participation in ongoing fundraising activities.
  • Support AEM’s efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization.

2023 Priorities

  • Sustainability Initiatives:
    The CE Sector Board will provide input on initiatives and metrics to ensure continued and measurable progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Workforce Solutions:
    The CE Sector will continue to focus on positively impacting the perception of the industry, not only as one of the AEM Strategic Goals, but also directly related to sustainability and workforce development. The CE Sector Board will continue to share their individual voices and tell their stories to support the industry voice.
  • Customer Expectations:
    The CE Sector will discuss additional opportunities for end user engagement and education related to customer connections, data privacy, supply chain, and technology adoption.
  • Regulatory Awareness and Engagement:
    AEM staff will continue to provide the CE Sector with updates on regulation and legislation from regulatory agencies. The CE Sector will continue to engage with regulators and provide feedback on behalf of the industry.


  • The CE Sector Board is led by the CE Chair of AEM. The position serves as an Officer of the Association and is elected annually by the AEM Board of Directors in November.
  • CE Chairs typically serve two one-year terms.
  • A Vice Chair is nominated by the Nominating Committee, elected by the AEM Board and is an elected member of the CE Sector Board. The Vice Chair will serve in the absence of the CE Chair to run meetings or represent the Association at events.


  • The CE Sector Board consists of 20 members who are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting each November.
  • The CE Sector Board shall represent a cross-section of the CE membership in AEM, including Whole Good, Portable Equipment, Component and Service members and the various dues categories.
  • Only full-time employees of members can serve on the CE Sector Board.
  • Only one CE Sector Board Director is allowed from each “dues payer.”

 Director Profile

  • AEM seeks top or high-level executives from member companies, including the mining and utility sectors, to serve, with an emphasis on diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age and background along with diversity of product groups.
  • CE Sector Board Directors will be considered by the Nominating Committee for selection as candidates to serve on the AEM Board of Directors.


  • The CE Sector Board will meet in person three times annually in conjunction with the meetings of the AEM Board of Directors in February, July, and November.
  • It may also meet virtually as needed in preparation for the in-person meetings or to address a specific issue.