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Senior Vice President
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Curt Blades is Senior Vice President at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Blades is responsible for the strategic direction of agriculture & construction programs and services for AEM membership, and he serves as the primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both in North America and worldwide. He also oversees the safety, sustainability, standards, and regulatory efforts for all off-road equipment supported by AEM.
Blades has extensive experience in management, marketing, sales and research. He has worked in the industry in various capacities with a focus on innovation and technology.
Curt grew up on a 5,000-acre corn, soybean, wheat and cattle farm and is still active in the 100+ year family farming operation.
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Curt Blades Senior Vice President Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Dr Rohan Rainbow Managing Director Crop Protection Australia
Andrew Olliver AEF Chairman AEF (Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation)
Christophe Tissier Technical Advisor CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association
Yoshiyuki Kawase Principal Scientist National Agriculture and Food Research Organization Institute of Agricultural Machinery
Alessio Bolognesi Digital Agriculture Technical Officer FEDERUNACOMA
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