Group Resources

Group Leadership

Ben Guelker
Lely North America

Vice Chairperson
Steph Faymoville
GEA Farm Technologies Inc

AEM Staff Contact

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

Mike Lietke
Sr. Director, Statistics & Market Information | 414-298-4133

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.