Group Leadership

(See MADDDC Engineering Committee)

Vice Chairman
(See MADDDC Engineering Committee)

AEM Staff Contact

Jeff Jurgens
Director, Product Stewardship - Technical and Safety Services | 414-274-0674

Product Focus

The Manufacturers of Aerial Devices and Digger Derricks Council (MADDDC) is comprised of manufacturers of aerial devices (truck-mounted machines designed to position personnel, their necessary tools and materials to overhead locations) and digger derricks (machines designed for use by electrical and telecommunications industries to dig holes for and set poles and to install an apparatus on the pole).


The objective of the Manufacturers of Aerials Devices and Digger Derricks Council is to promote and further the proper and mutual interests of its member manufacturers. These interests, both national and international, include industry design and safety standards, industry safety initiatives and dialog associated with legislation. By diligent pursuit of this objective, it is the intent of this council that its activities also benefit the general welfare of its various distribution systems and of its customers.

Council Activities & Accomplishments

  • Working closely with developers of national and international standards for aerial devices.
  • Developed the AEM Aerial Device Safety Manual.
  • Developed and continues to monitor safety sign concepts for aerial devices.


The Council was formed in 1975 and has an active Engineering Committee.