The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) Names 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Posted by: AEMP
Middleton, WI. – The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), the premier organization for asset management professionals of off-road fleets, inducted Doug King Jr., CEM to the AEMP Hall of Fame during a special event at the most recent AEMP CONNECT Conference and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The AEMP Hall of Fame honors equipment managers among AEMP’s membership who exemplify excellence in equipment management, and have dedicated countless volunteer hours to advance the art and science of the profession.
Doug is the apodeme of what a good AEMP member looks like. He leaves his company hat at the door for the good for the industry, he’s been involved with various committees, served two terms with the Certification Commission serving as both Vice Chairman and Chairman, as well as serving on the Board of Directors. He’s has been instrumental in not only building the Certification program but ensuring the certification’s relevance, strength and value promoting AEMP’s premier resource status.
Doug has accomplished all of these things and his true value seems to be in the way he “truly bleeds yellow iron and promotes our industry every day.” AEMP members describe him with words such as honor, integrity, fair, respectful and ethical. He has been hailed for bringing enthusiasm for the transitions and advancements in the industry, helping explain the why and the how of the advancements and helping those in the industry who are reluctant embrace changing technology.
Not only was Doug nominated by 7 members across multiple companies within the AEMP community, but he was the sole nominee this year and clear winner. We at AEMP could not think of someone more deserving of this award.
Doug had some sage words of advice during his speech. “You can’t afford to stop learning. If you want to get better, if you want your company to stay competitive, if you want to deliver your best every day then keep learning. Second, you get out of anything what you put in it. To get the most out of your money spent for AEMP then join a committee. That’s where the work (and learning) takes place. Third, it’s all about relationship. Relationship is important. I contend that we need to have relationship with God, Family, Friends, people we work for and with and companies we do business with. Don’t take relationship lightly In closing, AEMP, you learn here, your company gets better with you here, and the equipment triangle is modeled here.” Congratulations to Doug King Jr., of Sherwood Construction Company, our AEMP hall of fame winner.
Formed in 1982, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals represents fleet professionals working in construction, government, utilities, energy, mining and more. AEMP maintains relationships among manufacturers, users, governmental agencies, educational institutions and others involved in the design and management of heavy equipment.
AEMP’s “Equipment Triangle” is that a balanced relationship must exist between the End User, Distributor, and OEM/Supplier in the life cycle of a piece of heavy equipment or product. AEMP advances this philosophy through its education and certification programs. For more information, visit www.aemp.org.