The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) Elects 2014 Board of Directors

The heavy equipment management industry's leading professional association elects new board of directors

Jan 13, 2014, 13:12 ET from Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), the industry's leading professional organization to advance the careers of heavy duty and off-road equipment management professionals, announced today the election of the AEMP 2014 Board of Directors. The board is now led by Thad Pirtle, VP and Equipment Manager at Traylor Bros., Inc.


2014 AEMP Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Chairman of the Board - Thad Pirtle, Traylor Bros
Chairman Elect - Ken Burke, CEM, Bechtel
Vice Chair - Don Genglebach, CEM, Mulzer Crushed Stone
Vice Chair - John Meese, Waste Management
Vice Chair - Jason Ruggles, Traylor Bros
Secretary/Treasurer - Dave Gorski, CEM, K-Five
Immediate Past Chair - Bob Merritt, CEM, URS

Elected Directors
Director of Construction - Gil Gilbert, CEM, Henkels & McCoy
Director of Governmental - Mike Brennan, CEM, Manatee County
Director of Mining - Don Connelly, CEM, Oldcastle Materials
Director of Strategic Partners - Tom Bucklar, Caterpillar
Director of Associates - Ken Hill, Wearcheck

Appointed Directors
Appointed Director - Tim Morgan, Branch Highways
Appointed Director - Guy Gordon, CEM, Aegion
Appointed Director - Kendall Delp, AMECO
Appointed Director - Chris Ryan, CEM, Boh Bros

Appointed Associate Directors (Strategic Partners)
Appointed Director - Randy Amerine, AT
Appointed Director - Pat Hunt, Case
Appointed Director - Alex Smith, Castrol
Appointed Director - Rod Sutton, CE
Appointed Director - Carl Porter, John Deere
Appointed Director - Mike Gidaspow, Komatsu
Appointed Director - Dan Tidwell, Randall Reilly
Appointed Director - Jeff Cohen, Telogis
Appointed Director - Cloyce Newton, Trimble
Appointed Director - Dennis Walker, United Rentals
Appointed Director - Roberto Bogdanoff, Volvo

Formed in 1982, AEMP advances heavy duty and off-road equipment management as a career. The organization represents fleet management professionals who work in construction, government, utilities, energy, mining and all other related industries.

AEMP helps industry professionals attain the contacts, knowledge, career development and personal growth needed for success. Membership helps practitioners operate at peak performance and make lasting contributions to their organization's growth.

AEMP believes excellence is achieved through continuing education, serving end users as a clearinghouse for technical, industry, and regulatory information. The organization strives to further this mission by developing, coordinating, and implementing programs to enhance the profession, and interacting with other organizations sharing common resources, purposes and goals.

For more information about AEMP visit Follow AEMP on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or contact Christopher Turek, VP of Marketing and Communications at or by calling 970-928-3407.

Media Contact: Chris Turek, Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), 970-928-3407,

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