Group Leadership

Karen Cecil

Vice Chair
Michael Going
CNH Industrial

AEM Staff Contact

Curt Blades
Senior Vice President, Agriculture Services | 414-298-4112

John Wagner
Director, Materials Management | 414-298-4164


  • Define and direct the implementation of a cohesive industry strategy on sustainability, promoting the positive global impacts made by member organizations.


  • Understand how sustainability is perceived, achieved and communicated throughout our membership.
  • Understand how we compare to other industries by Benchmarking Automotive, Electronics, Aerospace, etc.
  • Alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in areas we can target as an industry as well as all those areas that we have an impact on.
  • Establishment and implementation of a sustainability index for our industry.
  • Quantify and communicate all past successes (emissions reductions over time, productivity gains, safety improvements, standards development).
  • Understand how our industry is perceived with regard to sustainability issues.
  • Develop and deliver a unified industry sustainability message.
  • Develop, promote and distribute best practices (life cycle analysis, chemical data collection, data quality, etc.).
  • Ensure that this is an initiative that includes the entire supply chain.