Group Resources

Group Leadership

Luis Torres
Sullair, LLC

Vice Chair
David Smith
Sullivan-Palatek Compressors

AEM Staff Contact

Nathan Burton
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4126

Product Focus

The PTMB addresses the needs of handheld pneumatic tool manufacturers. It maintains the AEM Pneumatic Tool Market Statistics programs, and the Operator Safety Manual for Pneumatic Tools, tailored to promote safe operator practices and safety awareness.

For the benefit of the industry, the Bureau is active in technical and safety issues, including being a source of input on regulatory matters, and contributing to the development of equipment standards worldwide to maintain access to markets everywhere. Currently the group monitors and contributes to:

  • OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule, which is in comment review stage
  • Vibration discussions by governmental and non-governmental bodies globally
  • Worksite noise regulations developing globally
  • Standard and regulatory activity dealing with jobsite and urban noise
  • Tool weight regulations

The PTMB may assemble technical or market data ad hoc committees from time to time to deal with significant issues.


Act to promote the safe use of pneumatic tools, address industry (operator) safety issues that arise, and advance the interests of the pneumatic tool industry.

Market Statistics

The PTMB has developed a voluntary market statistics reporting program for bureau members. AEM's third-party data processing vendor collects manufacturer shipment data by state and province and supplies the aggregated total information to participants without disclosing the data of any one firm.