Technology Innovation Council (TIC)


The Technical Innovation Council (TIC) provides a forum for discussing the legal, regulatory, and compliance issues surrounding alternative power, autonomy, and cybersecurity issues.

  • Acquire and disseminate information regarding alternative power, autonomy, and cybersecurity regulatory, safety, and technical issues.
  • Provide commentary, guidance, and technical expertise during relevant regulatory rulemaking activities.
  • Coordinate and monitor industry activities regarding the development of product safety standards.
  • Promote alignment across AEM’s membership and with our international counterparts to facilitate harmonized positions on important technology issues.


To achieve its mission, the TIC acts as a steering committee for regulatory, safety, and compliance issues related to alternative power, autonomy, and cybersecurity, to identify and develop common solutions to these issues, and to ensure optimal outcomes for industry.

Key Activities

  • Identify emerging issues through AEM members, industry trade associations, standards development organizations, government agencies, and regulatory contacts.
  • Provide a forum for AEM members to discuss issues of concern as well as potential solutions.
  • Outline appropriate AEM regulatory engagement opportunities.
  • Coordinate AEM member activities to effectively respond to industry issues.
  • Execute on solutions to common industry problems.


Group Resources



Group Leadership


Joe Flaugher

John Deere Construction

Vice Chairman

Jon Spomer

Doosan Bobcat

AEM Staff Contact

Sam Rathburn

Technical Manager