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Helping to Keep Farmers Safe

Todd Howatt, Senior Project Engineer, Product Safety and Compliance at AGCO, has been appointed to the Technical and Safety Council (TSC) of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. Mr Howatt replaces Ed Swenson, Director of Engineering at AGCO’s Hesston facility, as AGCO’s voting representative to the Technical and Safety Council.

Ed Swenson served two years as TSC Chairman. During his chairmanship the TSC has provided an increased focus of safety with specific seminars on key topics relative to member products and standards. In addition, Swenson has provided leadership in driving the adoption of global ISO standards and the funding of standards development work through AEM.

Todd Howatt, who is responsible for AGCO’s safety and homologation compliance at AGCO’s Jackson facility, will continue the mission of the TSC to ensure early recognition of merging issues and seek their satisfactory resolution; to provide an industry forum for the exchange of technical information, provide encouragement and assistance to product groups and other AEM groups that conduct technical activities and programs; to encourage the establishment of programs aimed at minimizing accidents involving members’ products; and to advise the AEM Board of Directors on technical matters.

AEM, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the capitals of Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Beijing and a European presence in Brussels, represents more than 800 companies in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors.

AGCO is committed to agriculture equipment safety and is an active member in AEM. Congratulations, Todd on your appointment!

Do you have ideas how to use technology to help keep yourself and your family safe on your farm? 

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