Dennis SlaterAEM President Dennis Slater has been named to the Milwaukee Biz Times 2021 list of Notable Alumni.

An honors graduate of Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Carroll University, Slater joined a group of 29 individuals nominated by their peers and who the BizTimes honored as "accomplished professionals in the Milwaukee area and the southeastern Wisconsin region and the higher education institutions that attract and develop that talent.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by BizTimes Media and be named to the 2021 List of Notable Alumni, alongside so many other talented and accomplished professionals representing southeastern Wisconsin,” said Slater. “Thank you to my peers who nominated me, and to the talented and driven AEM staff who continues to support me and provides top-notch service for our members and our industry.”

The Notable Alumni list is part of BizTimes Media’s Notables series, which includes Notable Minority Executives, Notable Women in Human Resources, Notable Heroes in Health Care, Notable Veteran Executives, Notable Women in Law, Notable Women in Commercial Banking, Notable Women in Construction and Design, Notable Women in Finance, Notable LGBTQ Executives, Notable Women in Manufacturing and Notable Residential Real Estate Agents.

Slater has spent most of his career representing the interests of the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. He joined an AEM construction predecessor organization, CIMA, in 1982 and held marketing and management positions with increasing responsibilities. He was named head of the CONEXPO exhibition in 1985. He oversaw growth from a single CONEXPO event every six years to a program that includes the CONEXPO-CON/AGG international exhibition and several related AEM-owned and/or run shows.

Slater was named CIMA President and Secretary in 1998 and has served as president and secretary of AEM since its inception in 2002 from the merger of the CIMA and EMI equipment manufacturer groups. Under his leadership, AEM has grown to more than 1,000 corporate members representing more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility equipment sectors worldwide.

View the full BizTimes 2021 list of Notable Alumni here.

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