AEM to Honor Industry Innovators

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced the 2012 AEM Hall of Fame program. Online nominations will open in June.

The AEM Hall of Fame honors the individuals who have invented, built and led the off-road equipment industry. In recognizing and celebrating the achievements of these standard bearers, the Hall of Fame helps ensure our industry’s rich legacy continues and inspires the leaders of tomorrow.

By highlighting the industry’s legacy of progress, the AEM Hall of Fame also promotes greater public understanding and appreciation of the importance of the off-road equipment industry to global economic and social prosperity.

Nearly 40 industry leaders have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993.

Prepare Now for Your Nominations

Below are details on the nominating criteria for the Hall of Fame to help participants in the 2012 program prepare their nomination form(s). Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts. Check the website, which will post details as they are available –

Candidates will be evaluated on five criteria that are critical to the health of the equipment manufacturing industry: 1) innovation, 2) industry contributions, 3) leadership, 4) corporate citizenship/social responsibility and 5) sustainability. For each of these five categories, nominators submit brief essays to support their nominee’s candidacy to the AEM Hall of Fame. As the sample template shows, AEM poses questions that will help nominators focus their essays to explain in the best way possible why the nominee should be considered for the AEM Hall of Fame.

For more information and questions, contact AEM’s Jordanne Kann-Helle (, tel: 414-298-4152).
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