AEM Announces Officers and New Directors for 2021

“The guidance and leadership talent from our member companies greatly benefit AEM, and we always appreciate their participation,” said AEM President Dennis Slater.

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2021 officers and directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and Agriculture and Construction Equipment Sector Boards at its annual meeting.

The Officers for the AEM Board of Directors for 2021 are:

  • AEM Chair: Steven Berglund, Executive Chairman, Trimble Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Robert Crain, Sr. VP & General Manager North America, AGCO Corp.
  • Ag Chair: Todd Stucke, Sr. VP Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.
  • CE Chair: Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.
  • Treasurer: Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp.
  • Secretary: Dennis Slater, President, AEM

Directors and officers for the AEM Board of Directors come from a broad selection of AEM member companies from both the agriculture and construction equipment fields.

“The guidance and leadership talent from our member companies greatly benefit AEM, and we always appreciate their participation,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We also greatly appreciate the broad spectrum of participation, not just from equipment OEMs in the ag and construction equipment sectors, but from component manufacturers, tech developers, and service providers. This is a great group of industry leaders, and I am looking forward to working with them.”

2021 AEM Board of Directors

  • Jason Andringa, President & CEO, Vermeer Corp.  
  • Steven Berglund, Executive Chairman, Trimble Inc.  
  • Ted Bojanowski, VP Sales, Marketing & System Engineering, Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Robert Crain, Sr. VP & General Manager North America, AGCO Corp. 
  • John Garrison, Chairman & Chief Executive, Terex Corp. 
  • David Gilmore, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing Regions 3 & 4 Agriculture & Turf Division, Deere & Co.
  • Grant Godbersen, VP Manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.  
  • Michael Haberman, President, Gradall Industries, Inc.  
  • Scott Harris, VP Case IH North America, CNH Industrial  
  • Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp. 
  • Philip Kelliher, VP Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing, Caterpillar Inc.  
  • Leif Magnusson, President, CLAAS of America, Inc.  
  • Laura Ness Owens, VP Marketing, Communication & Public Affairs, Doosan Bobcat North America
  • Ray O’Connor, President & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. 
  • Brad Olson, VP, Two Rivers Marketing
  • Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America, Inc.
  • Austin Ramirez, President & CEO, Husco
  • Jeffrey Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver  
  • Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.  
  • Todd Stucke, Sr. VP Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.  

Ag Sector Board

Ag Chair: Todd Stucke, Sr. VP Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Ag Vice Chair: Bill Hurley, VP Aftersales, Customer Support & Distribution Development, AGCO Corp.

  • Grant Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
  • Kim Boccardi, VP Marketing & Salesforce Champion, Titan International, Inc.
  • Mark Core, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Vermeer Corp.  
  • Fernando Cuccioli, Exec. VP Cluster Americas, DeLaval Inc.
  • Brett Davis, VP New Holland North America, CNH Industrial
  • Charlene Finck, President, Farm Journal
  • Richard Fox-Marrs, President & CEO, JCB Inc.
  • Gene Fraser, VP Global Sales & Marketing, MacDon Industries Ltd.
  • David Gilmore, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing Regions 3 & 4 Agriculture & Turf Division, Deere & Co.
  • Bill Hurley, VP Aftersales, Customer Support & Distribution Development, AGCO Corp.  
  • Angela Larson, VP Marketing Farm, Ranch & Ag Div., Blount International  
  • Leif Magnusson, President, CLAAS of America, Inc. 
  • Darryl Matthews, Sr. VP, Trimble Inc. 
  • Brian McKown, Exec. VP & COO, Kinze Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Brian Nelson, President & Chairman, HCC, Inc.
  • Greg Petras, President, Kuhn North America, Inc.
  • Viren Popli, President & CEO, Mahindra USA, Inc. 
  • Todd Stucke, Sr. VP Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.  
  • James Wessing, Vice President, Kondex Corp.
  • Jeremy Yoder, President &  CEO, DISTek Integration, Inc.

Construction Equipment Sector Board

CE Chair: Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.

CE Vice Chair: Stephen Roy, Sr. VP Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equip.

  • Brian Bieller, President & Regional General Manager, Dynapac North America LLC
  • Susanne Cobey, President & CEO, Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. 
  • Angie Drake, VP Construction Business, The Toro Company
  • Mary Erholtz, VP Marketing, Superior Industries, Inc.  
  • Anthony Fassino, VP Building Construction Products Div., Caterpillar Inc. 
  • John Grote, Global VP Sales & Marketing, Grote Industries, Inc.
  • Willie Harbert, VP Sales, Eaton
  • David Hughes, VP Global Sales, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Robert Mortensen, President Off Highway Div., Husco
  • Frank Nerenhausen, President, JLG Industries, Inc.  
  • Ray O’Connor, President & CEO, Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. 
  • Melvin Porter, President & CEO, Link-Belt Cranes 
  • Bryan Rich, Chairman & CEO, SmartEquip Inc.
  • Stephen Roy, Sr. VP Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equip.  
  • Barry Ruffalo, President & CEO, Astec Industries Inc.
  • Eric Sauvage, President & CEO, LBX Company LLC
  • Ingo Schiller, President & CEO, Tadano America Corp.  
  • Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.  
  • David Thorne, Sr. VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Construction & Forestry Div., Deere & Co.  
  • Patrick Weiler, President & CEO, Weiler  
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