AEM Accepting Hall Of Fame Applications

AEM announces it will begin accepting online nominations for the 2011 AEM Hall of Fame starting in June.

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2011 AEM Hall of Fame program. Online nominations will open in June. The AEM Hall of Fame seeks to create a wider public understanding and appreciation of the industry's role in global economic and social prosperity, not only in the past but for the future.

More than 35 industry leaders have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Below are details on participating in the 2011 program by nominating a key industry leader who meets the nominating criteria for the Hall of Fame. As in past years, in 2011 the nominees will be evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts. Check the website which will post details as they are available -

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.

To help individuals who are nominating candidates for the Hall of Fame click here for a sample nomination form template. Because the nomination requirements are very specific, AEM suggests potential nominators carefully review the following information about the submission process: As the sample template shows, 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 submit brief essays to support their nominee's candidacy to the AEM Hall of Fame. As the sample template shows, AEM poses questions that will help nominators focus their essays to explain in the best way possible why the nominee should be considered for the AEM Hall of Fame.

AEM urges nominators to read the sample nomination form template carefully in preparation for filling out the online form. When the online form is being prepared, AEM suggests writing and reviewing the five 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.