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Honor industry innovators: AEM Hall of Fame nominations open in April 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Prepare now to submit your candidates for induction

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2013 AEM Hall of Fame program, honoring those who have invented, built and led the off-road equipment industry. Online nominations will open in April; check the website for details (www.aem.org/HallofFame).

The 2012 inductees into the AEM Hall of Fame were:

John Deere (Deere & Company)
Pierre Bataille (Poclain)
Wood Brothers - Keith, Leonard and Mervel (Woods Equipment Company)

The Hall of Fame highlights the industry's rich legacy of progress and its critical role in economic prosperity and quality of life – to promote greater public understanding and appreciation and to inspire the industry leaders of tomorrow.

More than 40 industry leaders have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993. Nominees are evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts.

Help us recognize and celebrate the achievements of the industry’s standard bearers. Prepare now for your nominations.

Prepare Now for Your Nominations

The nomination form is simple – 5 short essay questions covering the criteria candidates will be evaluated on 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. You can also provide documents to support your nominee’s candidacy.

Below are details. Check the website, which will post details as they are available - www.aem.org/HallofFame

View a sample nomination form template here. As the sample template shows, AEM poses questions that will help nominators focus their essays to explain in the best way possible, using the available space, why the nominee should be considered for the AEM Hall of Fame.

The nomination requirements are very specific; AEM urges nominators to read the sample nomination form template carefully ahead of time in preparation for filling out the online form. AEM also suggests writing and reviewing the five short nominating essays in a word processing program and then pasting them into the online form. This will help ensure submitting the most effective essays possible. The form's requested information about the Hall of Fame nominee/candidate (and nominator) should also be filled out.

Although not mandatory, AEM also highly suggests submitting supporting materials. Company newsletters, feature stories, letters of recommendation and photos help tell the story of the nominee and the contributions they have made to the industry.

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