Industry executives guide show strategic planning to meet industry needs
Tim Ford of Terex has been named chair of ICUEE 2015 – The Demo Expo. He oversees the show’s volunteer management committee, a cross-section of utility construction leaders who direct show planning to ensure the show remains relevant for all market segments. Ford is President of Terex Cranes for Terex Corporation, Westport, Connecticut.
The biennial ICUEE – International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition will be held September 29 – October 1, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. ICUEE is the largest event in North America for utilities and utility contractors seeking the latest product innovations and best practices for construction and rehabilitation projects.
The show is known as The Demo Expo for its numerous hands-on working equipment demonstrations. The 2013 ICUEE ranked number-two among all trade shows in the U.S. for the year (at more than 1.17 million net square feet), in the annual “top trade shows” list of the Trade Show News Network online media resource.
“Our last ICUEE was one of the best and most comprehensive in its 50-year history, and exhibitors and attendees will find even more industry-focused opportunities to connect with each other at the 2015 event. ICUEE’s continued success is the result of expanded strategic action planning to best serve longtime as well as new-to-show exhibitors, attendees and all industry stakeholders,” stated Ford.
Tim Ford was named President, Terex Cranes in January 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ford had served as President of the Terex Aerial Work Platforms division since October of 2006. Prior to joining Terex, Mr. Ford was employed by The Toro Company from 2001 through 2006, where he served as Executive Vice President. Prior to Toro, Mr. Ford was Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell International’s Home and Building Control North American operations for three-plus years. In addition, Mr. Ford has 12 years of experience with General Electric, advancing from entry level sales through general management.
He also serves as a director on the CE Sector Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), show owner and producer.
ICUEE 2015 Management Committee Also Named
- Serving with Ford on the 2015 show’s management committee are:
- David Althaus, Manager Events and Promotion, John Deere Construction & Forestry. Moline, IL
- Neil Borenstein, Director of Marketing Sitework Systems Division, Toro Company, Bloomington, MN
- Christian Brahler, President & Chief Executive Officer, TT Technologies Inc., Aurora, IL
- David A. Burch ,Manager Shows & Exhibits, GM Fleet and Commercial, Detroit, MI
- Bill Caulkins, Vice President, Sherman + Reilly Inc., Chattanooga, TN
- Kris Cleveland, Director Sales & Marketing, Ramsey Industries, Tulsa, OK
- Mark Core, Vice President Lifecycle Solutions / CMO, Vermeer Corporation, Pella, IA
- David Gasmovic, President & Chief Executive Officer, McLaughlin Manufacturing Company, Greenville, SC
- John Kestler, Director Exhibits & Events, Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN
- Autumn Steinert, Director of Strategic Business Development, The Charles Machine Works, Perry, OK
- Sherry Moschner, Senior Director Support Services & Missouri Gas Operations, Ameren Missouri, St. Louis, MO
- Michael Norman, Director Sales & Marketing, Vacall/Gradall Industries Inc., New Philadelphia, OH
- Anne Paluso, Marketing Communications Manager Construction Equipment-North America, CNH, Racine, WI
- Jim Rauckman, Managing Member, Rauckman Utility Products, Swansea, IL
- Megan Tanel, Vice President Exhibitions & Events, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, WI
- Terry VanConant, Marketing Manager, Terex Corporation, Watertown, SD
- Mark Wegel, Director Corporate Communications, Altec Industries Inc., Birmingham, AL
For the latest details on attending or exhibiting at ICUEE – The Demo Expo, go online to www.icuee.com.