The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Casey Niemann, President and CEO of West Des Moines, Iowa-based AgriSync, to its Ag Sector Board as its newest member.

“Casey will bring a great perspective of experience from both the ag technology and startup business community to the AEM Ag Sector Board,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We are excited to have him be a part of the important conversations about the intersection of technology, agriculture and equipment manufacturers.” 

Niemann founded AgriSync, a software-as-a-service provider for customer communication management, in 2014. Prior to founding AgriSync, Niemann spent fourteen years at Microsoft, and worked with ag science and technology firm Syngenta before that. 

Niemann grew up on a farm in Kansas and holds a degree in agriculture from Kansas State University and an Executive MBA from University of Iowa. He currently lives with his wife and three children in Waukee, Iowa. 

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.