Officers and New Directors for 2023 Announced by AEM at Annual Conference

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11/28/2022

AEM BoardsAEM announced its 2023 officers and directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and Agriculture and Construction Equipment Sector Boards during its annual business meeting this week.

The Officers for the AEM Board of Directors for 2023 are:

  • AEM Chair Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • Vice Chair Todd Stucke, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Kubota North America, and Executive Officer, Kubota Corporation, Kubota Tractor Corp.
  • Ag Chair Bill Hurley, VP, Distribution, Americas, AGCO Corp.
  • CE Chair Stephen Roy, President, Region N.A., Volvo Construction Equip.
  • Treasurer Linda Hasenfratz, Executive Chair & CEO, Linamar Corp.
  • Secretary Megan Tanel, President, AEM

AEM officers and directors come from a broad selection of AEM member companies from both the agriculture and construction equipment industries and work cooperatively on behalf of the entire membership. They provide strategic direction and guidance for Association initiatives that help members and the industry succeed in an ever-changing business environment. Key action areas include advocacy and public affairs, market information, exhibitions and events, and safety, regulatory and technical issues.

“We welcome our 2023 officers and new and returning directors and want to publicly thank them and their companies for continued support of the association and its goals,” said AEM President Megan Tanel. “AEM could not succeed and grow without the dedication of its volunteer leadership and active member participation. Their engagement and contributions help ensure that we deliver quality results as we continue to build momentum for the equipment manufacturing industry and offer the best possible services and programs for members.”

AEM Board of Directors

  • Jason Andringa, President & CEO, Vermeer Corp.
  • Bob Crain, Senior VP, Customer Experience, AGCO Corp.
  • Kris Flitcroft, Vice Chairwoman, AC Business Media
  • John Garrison, Chairman, President & CEO, Terex Corp.
  • Dave Gilmore, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, Regions 3 & 4,  griculture & Turf Division, Deere & Company
  • Grant Godbersen, VP of Manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.
  • Mike Haberman, Executive VP - Industrial Equipment Division, Alamo Group
  • Scott Harris, Global President, Case IH N.A., CNH Industrial
  • Linda Hasenfratz, Executive Chair & CEO, Linamar Corp.
  • Phil Kelliher, Senior VP Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing, Caterpillar
  • Leif Magnusson, Senior Advisor, CLAAS
  • Laura Ness Owens, VP, Global Brand & N.A. Marketing, Doosan Bobcat North America
  • Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America
  • Melvin Porter, President & CEO, Link-Belt Cranes
  • Austin Ramirez, CEO, Husco
  • Jeff Reed, President, VSS Macropaver/Reed International
  • Stephen Roy, President, Region N.A., Volvo Construction Equip.
  • Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • Todd Stucke, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Kubota North America, and Executive Officer, Kubota Corporation, Kubota Tractor Corp.
  • Pat Weiler, President & CEO, Weiler

Agriculture Equipment Sector Board

  • Ag Chair Bill Hurley, VP, Distribution, Americas, AGCO Corp.
  • Ag Vice Chair Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America
  • Grant Adolph, Chairman & CEO, Buhler Industries
  • Kim Boccardi, VP-Marketing, Titan International
  • Shane Coates, VP, Agriculture, JCB
  • Kurt Coffey, VP, Case IH North America, CNH Industrial
  • Mark Core, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Vermeer Corp.
  • Fernando Cuccioli, Executive VP, Cluster Americas, DeLaval
  • Charlene Finck, President, Farm Journal
  • Dave Gilmore, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, Regions 3 & 4, Agriculture & Turf Division, Deere & Company
  • Mike Gomes, VP Strategic Business Development - Agriculture, Topcon Positioning Systems
  • Doug Griffin, Partner, Context Network
  • Bill Hurley, VP, Distribution, Americas, AGCO Corp.
  • Keith Johnson, President, Kondex Corp.
  • Dietz Lankhorst, CEO, Krone NA
  • Darryl Matthews, SVP Natural Resources, Trimble
  • Brian McKown, Executive VP & COO, Kinze
  • Brian Nelson, President & Chairman, HCC
  • Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America
  • Viren Popli, President & CEO, Mahindra USA
  • Eric Raby, SVP - Americas, CLAAS
  • Todd Stucke, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Kubota North America, and Executive Officer, Kubota Corporation, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Construction Equipment Sector Board

  • CE Chair Stephen Roy, President, Region N.A., Volvo Construction Equip.
  • CE Vice Chair Eric Sauvage, President & CEO, LBX Co.
  • Jay Allen, President, Allen Engineering Corp.
  • Erica Baird, President, Industrial Segment N.A., Cummins
  • Brian Bieller, President & CEO, LeeBoy
  • Otto Breitschwerdt, Senior VP, Building Construction Products of Caterpillar, Caterpillar
  • Susanne Cobey, CEO, Eagle Crusher Co.
  • Jason Daly, Global Director, Production Systems, Technology & Marketing, Deere & Company
  • Angie Drake, VP of Finance, The Toro Company
  • Jim Glazer, President & CEO, Elliott Equipment Co.
  • John Grote, COO, Grote Industries
  • Willie Harbert, VP, Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Dave Hughes, VP of Global Sales, McElroy Manufacturing
  • Pete Large, Senior VP, Civil Infrastructure Solutions, Trimble
  • Leandro Lecheta, President of N.A. Construction Segment, CNH Industrial
  • Simon Meester, President, Terex AWP Genie
  • Melvin Porter, President & CEO, Link-Belt Cranes
  • Bryan Rich, Executive Chairman, SmartEquip
  • Stephen Roy, President, Region N.A., Volvo Construction Equip.
  • Barry Ruffalo, President & CEO, ASTEC
  • Eric Sauvage, President & CEO, LBX Co.
  • Ingo Schiller, Chief Marketing Officer, Tadano

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