MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Otto Breitschwerdt to its construction equipment sector board.
Breitschwerdt’s role at Caterpillar was vice-president with responsibility for its building construction products division.
“I am looking forward to working with Mr. Breitschwerdt as a member of our CE Sector Board, and gaining his perspective on the construction equipment industry. He brings both a deep and broad knowledge base to AEM, especially when it comes to the construction equipment world in Latin America,” said AEM senior vice-president for the construction equipment and utility sector Megan Tanel in a statement.
Breitschwerdt joined Caterpillar in 1990. Prior to his appointment as vice-president he was a general manager in Caterpillar’s building construction products division with global responsibility for the manufacturing, design and marketing of the small wheel loader, compact wheel loader, compact track loader and skid steer loader product families.
He also has a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and is a graduate of Caterpillar’s Digging Deep program offered by Stanford University.
AEM is the North American trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the agriculture and construction industry sectors worldwide.