By Dennis Slater, AEM President

Building MomentumWelcome to a new decade of building momentum for our industry! 2020 promises to be an exciting year as we embark on our new 3-year strategic plan and focus on our top priorities to bring exceptional value to you and our more than 1,000 members.

Our efforts to execute AEM’s strategic plan will be guided by our work executing several outcome-based goals to help shape association successes. These goals are:

  • Building a positive perception of our industry
  • Accelerating industry growth
  • Supporting and empowering member company decision-making
  • Facilitating members’ customer-facing efforts

Ultimately, these goals will provide AEM with a uniquely valuable opportunity to be more aspirational in making a positive difference for the association, the industry and the public.

However, our ability to achieve these goals will come down to how successful we are at being a voice for our industry, how well we spread the message of equipment manufacturing’s role in making the equipment that builds our cities and feeds our world, and how effectively we communicate the industry’s contributions to the overall economic well-being of our country.

AEM’s organizational success has always come as a direct result of always asking what’s next for equipment manufacturers. Getting to where we want to never comes by taking the easy route, and in working together we can accomplish great things.

With that in mind, please view an overview of our association goals along with our 15 priorities for 2020. As you can see, our staff will be hard at work supporting the success of your business, as well as celebrating and reinforcing the value of our industry.

So as we turn our sights to the future with optimism, AEM will continue to use its strong voice to advocate on behalf of our members and the equipment manufacturing industry. In addition, AEM will continue to exercise our leadership role in the industry to act as a unifying force on issues important to all of us.

We at AEM are passionate about making positive and lasting change, and we can only do that with your continued engagement. There are so many ways for you to stay involved with AEM, and I encourage you to invite your staff to engage with us by volunteering and through the many services and events we will offer this year.

Best wishes to you for a successful 2020. Thank you for your membership and support.

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