Somers Named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

Published: 21/12, 2021

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced it has named John Somers as its vice president, Construction & Utility Sector. Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction of construction and utility programs and services for AEM membership, and he will serve as the primary liaison to AEM’s CE Sector Board and with CE-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both in North America and worldwide.

Somers joined AEM in 2007 and has held various positions with increasing responsibility within the organization over the past 14 years. He serves on the Next Practices Advisory Committee with the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to encourage innovation and new practices to address the most critical challenges facing the damage prevention industry.

Somers also helped lead the development of the industry’s telematics standard and currently manages AEM’s Engine Emissions Strategy Task Force which is addressing potential regulation impacts on manufacturers and end users. He is an alumnus of Carroll University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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