AEM Hall of Fame accepting online nominations

June 2010 Vol. 65 No. 6

Starting July 1, The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will be accepting nominations of industry leaders to its Hall of Fame. The goal of the program is to create a wider public understanding and appreciation of the industry's role, in the past and for the future, in global economic and social prosperity. Nominations must be made online at the Hall of Fame site.

The online nomination form will be live on July 1 and the deadline to make a nomination is July 15.

More than 30 industry leaders have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. 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 will be allowed to submit written pieces up to 1,500 characters each that support their nominee's candidacy to the AEM Hall of Fame. As in past years, in 2010 nominees will be evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts.

The Hall of Fame was created in 1993 to honor the pioneering individuals who have invented, managed, built and led the off-road equipment industry. The Hall of Fame is AEM’s way to recognize, celebrate and preserve the history of these outstanding industry leaders.