Link-Belt Crane CEO Porter Named AEM Treasurer for 2024


Dec. 12, 2023 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected its officers and directors for 2024.

Among them, Melvin Porter, president and CEO of Link-Belt Cranes, has been named the association’s treasurer for 2024.

The full list of AEM officers for the year:

  • Chair: Todd Stucke, President of Kubota Tractor Corporation and Executive Officer of Kubota Corporation

  • Vice Chair: Linda Hasenfratz, Executive Chair and CEO, Linamar

  • Ag Chair: Bill Hurley, VP of Global Government Affairs, AGCO

  • CE Chair: Eric Sauvage, President and CEO, LBX Company

  • Treasurer: Melvin Porter, President and CEO, Link-Belt Cranes

  • Secretary: Megan Tanel, President, AEM

“We extend a warm welcome our 2024 officers and new and returning directors and wish to publicly thank them and their companies for steadfastly supporting the Association and its goals,” said AEM President Megan Tanel. “AEM’s success and growth hinges on the unwavering dedication of its volunteer leadership and the active involvement of its members. Their commitment and contributions are instrumental in propelling the industry forward. Through their engagement we strive to deliver excellence and provide the most valuable service and programs for our members.”

AEM’s officers and directors provide guidance for association initiatives that help members and the industry succeed.

Key action areas include advocacy and public affairs, market information, exhibitions and events, and safety, regulatory and technical issues.

Here are the members of AEM’s overall, Construction Section, and Ag Section boards.

2024 AEM Board of Directors:

2024 Construction Equipment Sector Board:

2024 AEM Ag Sector Board:

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $316 billion to the economy every year. 


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