Former Caterpillar Chairman And CEO, Don Fites, Inducted Into The Association Of Equipment Manufacturers Hall Of Fame

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Scottsdale, AZ- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced former Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Donald V. Fites, has been inducted into the prestigious AEM Hall of Fame. The honor is designed to celebrate and preserve the history of outstanding leaders in the off-road equipment industry. The induction took place during the AEM Annual Conference November 11, 2008 in Scottsdale.

An independent panel of industry experts judged the candidates on industry contributions, leadership, innovation, corporate citizenship/social responsibility and sustainability.

"We are pleased to continue the tradition of recognizing individuals whose vision and leadership have contributed greatly to the growth and strength of our industry and our quality of life," said AEM President Dennis Slater. "Don Fites represents one of the most influential minds in the history of construction and equipment manufacturing."….more at