Group Resources

View the CE Sector Board

Group Leadership

CE Chair
Jeffrey R. Reed
Reed International/VSS Macropaver

Vice Chair
Stephen W. Berglund
Trimble Inc.

AEM Staff Contact

Al Cervero
Vice President, Construction, Mining & Utility | 414-298-4125

Wanda Sova
Executive Assistant | 414-298-4168

John Somers
Director, Product Management - Construction, Mining & Utility | 414-298-4172

Mission of the Sector Board

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

Responsibilities

The CE Sector Board has the following responsibilities:

  • 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 of AEM advocacy is an important role of Directors serving on the AEM and Sector Boards. Directors are encouraged to actively support the AEM I Make America activities and contribute to AEMPAC.

Leadership

  • The 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 appointed by the CE Chair with the input of the Nominating Committee and is an elected member of the Sector Board.
  • The Vice Chair will serve in the absence of the CE Chair to run meetings or represent the Association at events.

Composition

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

Sector Board Director Profile

  • AEM seeks top or high-level executives from member companies to serve.
  • Sector Board Directors will be considered by the Nominating Committee for selection as candidates to serve on the AEM Board of Directors.
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