Group Resources

  Group Roster

Group Leadership

Ron Piccolo
SmartEquip Inc.

Vice Chair
Kristie Stern
Green Mountain Lion Corp.

AEM Staff Contact

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

Curt Blades
Senior Vice President, Industry Sectors & Product Leadership| 414-298-4112



To guide services and activities to benefit Service members, adding value to the Service membership and the industry.


  • The committee is responsible for representing the interests of Service members and assists with their interaction and networking with all members, use of AEM services and to support the interests of the equipment manufacturing industry.
  • Determine the value from the Association on behalf of Service members.

2023 Priorities

  • Increase Service Member engagement with AEM.
  • Increase the value and expertise Service Members bring to AEM and its members as thought leaders and as supporting contributors.
  • Determine direction of recognizing a selection of Service Members via an "awards" program.


  • The committee leadership consists of a Chair and Vice Chair elected by the Service membership. In practice, it is expected the Chair and Vice Chair will serve two one-year terms.
  • Other leadership posts will be determined by the committee on an as-needed basis.


  • The committee is made up of 20 company seats, each member serving a two-year term.
  • The committee will represent a cross-section of the Service membership.


  • Two virtual and two face-to-face meetings held each year, typically once per quarter.