EM Elects New Director: Willie Harbert of Eaton
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Willie Harbert, vice president, sales, hydraulics group of Eaton, to the AEM CE Sector Board to fill an unexpired term.
AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all member companies, giving their time and talent to provide 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.
“AEM benefits from the support of our member companies and the leadership talents of our Board members, who are selected to reflect an industry cross-section,” said AEM President Dennis Slater.
“Their dedication helps ensure Association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, and we welcome Willie’s knowledge and participation.”
As vice president sales for Eaton’s hydraulics group, Harbert leads the OEM sales, customer service and sales support organizations in the Americas. He has held various leadership roles within the company, including plant manager; director, business development; director, sales; and product line business unit manager. Prior to joining Eaton, Harbert served several years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
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 sectors worldwide.