New show director for AEM construction expos

AMERICAS – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has appointed Sara Truesdale Mooney as the new show director for CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
Mooney will also serves as show director for ICUEE-The Demo Expo and as exhibitions lead for AEM’s agriculture sector. She will takes over day-to-day planning responsibilities from Megan Tanel, AEM vice president of exhibition and events of CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
In addition, Melissa Magestro has assumed lead staff liaison responsibilities for AEM’s international exhibitions, including CONEXPO Latin America, which launches in 2015 in Santiago, Chile. Magestro is AEM senior director of exhibitions and heads up AEM exhibit and sponsorship sales, and also serves as IFPE show director.
According to the organiser, AEM event services manager Rich Prausa will continue to serve as AEM staff lead and show manager for World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo while realigning his role within the association’s events services department to take on more responsibilities.  
“One of the ways we develop staff depth is through opportunities for career advancement throughout AEM and an emphasis on staff training,” said Tanel.
“The result is a staff that develops a strong knowledge base of our members’ industries to better serve member interests. And many of our events staff are recognised as subject matter experts, offering best-practice insights at exhibition industry educational events."
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