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AEMP Announces Industry Certifications, Designations


The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) announced professionals who have earned their Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) and Equipment Manager Specialist (EMS) certifications and the Certified Equipment Support Professional (CESP) designation during 2012. The group includes representatives from aggregates producers.

AEMP offers the CEM certification to individuals who demonstrate exemplary skills in 17 key areas of expertise including customer service, fleet management and preventative maintenance. Candidates also must have at least five years of experience in the maintenance or management of fleet equipment. Professionals who earned the CEM certification in 2012 include:

  • Ken Burke, Bechtel Equipment Operations
  • Thomas Coleman, Waste Management.
  • Casey Dowling, Bechtel Equipment Operations.
  • Steve Hudgins, Charah Inc.
  • Greg Peet, Heavy Equipment Services, Inc.
  • Phil Beagley, Dondlinger and Sons Constructions Co. Inc.
  • Ben R. Caldwell, Nabholz Construction Services.
  • John H. Crawford, the Shelly Co.
  • Brian Grubbs, Waste Management.
  • Bruce Hole, Bechtel Equipment Operations.
  • David A. Hruska, APAC Kansas City.
  • Michael W. Martin, Mulzer Crushed Stone.
  • Steven D. Smith, the Shelly Co.

Individuals who are within their first five years of career development with a private, municipal or public fleet, and who possess basic knowledge of the 17 key areas of expertise, are eligible to earn the EMS certification. Professionals who earned the EMS certification in 2012 include:

  • Adrian Baty, Aegion Corp.
  • Kenneth Blakeley, the Lane Construction Corp.
  • Dale Farris, Baker Rock Resources.
  • Brian Gatehouse, the Lane Construction Corp.
  • Chris Gray, the Lane Construction Corp.
  • Casey Hall, Bechtel Equipment Operations.
  • SM Sgt. Eric Jensen, U.S. Air Force.
  • Anthony Jones, Frontier-Kemper Constructor.
  • Joe Kelso, Aegion Corp.