ORLANDO, FL. – The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), the premier organization for asset management professionals of off-road fleets, inducted Dale Warner, CEM to the AEMP Hall of Fame during a special awards luncheon and “celebrity roast” sponsored by Caterpillar March 22, 2018.
Rudy Tigani, Digital Operations Supervisor for Caterpillar began the ceremony, saying, “The AEMP Hall of Fame honors equipment managers among AEMP’s membership who exemplify excellence in equipment management, and to advancing the art and science of the profession. Today we’re honored to recognize an industry giant, Dale Warner.”
Todd Perrine, CEM, VP of Product Support with Leslie Equipment says, “Dale has positively impacted the equipment management profession and all sides of the Equipment Triangle. He’s truly been a game-changer. He served at AEMP Chairman of the Board in 2001, helped found AEMP’s professional certifications program (the Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) and Certified Equipment Support Professional (CESP) credentials. Many sections of AEMP’s textbook the Career Equipment Fleet Manager (CEFM) manual still have Dale’s mark on them. He pushed the Equipment Triangle philosophy tirelessly, often speaking to dealer groups about the wants, needs, and expectations of the end user. He frequently traveled on his own dime to work with product support folks in dealerships. He consulted frequently to the OEMs. It could be said Dale created the equipment triangle concept.”
Stan Orr, FASAE, CAE, President and Chief Staff Officer of AEMP adds, “I often refer to Dale as the father of today’s modern leadership team. Dale was always committed to lifelong learning. This was demonstrated by his willingness to share his knowledge and wisdom. He spoke many times in sessions at conferences, always pushing the envelope on innovation. I was in my first years with the organization when Dale was in leadership and he helped me understand what equipment managers do, why they are so important to the success of fleet intensive organizations. I am honored to call him a mentor.”
About AEMP 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.