Group Resources

Group Leadership

Pat Wiltzius
DeLaval Inc

Vice Chairperson
Leo Schlimgen
GEA Farm Technologies Inc

AEM Staff Contact

Rex Sprietsma
Director, Statistics & Market Information | 414-298-4147

Arnold Huerta
Sr. Director, Latin America Statistics | 414-298-4119

Products Focus

Barn equipment, bulk milk tanks, cooling, cleaning and sanitizing supplies, computerized systems, milking machines, auto cow I.D., auto detachers, electronic milk meters and related equipment.


To provide member manufacturers a forum to address issues effecting the dairy industry and the manufacture of milking equipment and related products. To promote the interests of member manufacturers regarding standards, market statistics and other subjects relating to the dairy industry.

Council Activities

  • Stray voltage courses
  • Certification and training for persons installing and servicing basic milking systems programs


Dairy Equipment Department in 1946 became the Milking Machine Manufacturers Council in 1963.