AEM elects Caterpillar executives to board of directors, CE sector board
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Philip Kelliher, Vice President Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar Inc., to the AEM Board of Directors and Anthony Fassino, Vice President Building Construction Products Division of Caterpillar Inc., to the CE Sector Board to fill unexpired terms.
"We greatly appreciate the dedication of our volunteer leaders who serve AEM and the off-road equipment industry. Our success helping member companies and the industry succeed in changing business conditions would not be possible without their active participation, and we welcome Phil and Tony in these leadership roles," said AEM President Dennis Slater.
AEM officers and directors give their time and talent to work on behalf of all member companies, providing strategic direction and guidance for the Association's business-development initiatives in areas including public policy, market data, and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues and education/training.
Kelliher joined Caterpillar in 1994 and has held numerous marketing and managerial positions with multiple international assignments. He began his career in Australia, focused on agriculture, construction and mining. He has served in Latin America and was part of the company's Global Mining Division formation. In 2015 he was named vice president of the Americas Distribution Services Division (which soon became the Americas and Europe DSD).
Fassino joined Caterpillar in 1996 and has held a variety of positions around the world, including several sales and technical field assignments in the U.S. and Canada. In recent roles, he led the Eastern U.S. Region Distribution Services team and then served as director of Caterpillar Worldwide Forest Products.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 950 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 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year.