ICUEE-The Demo Expo announces Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles Machine Works, has been named 2019 show chair. He leads the exhibition’s management committee, a volunteer group of utility construction industry executives responsible for overall show planning. ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will take place October 1-3, 2019 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The biennial show is known as The Demo Expo for its extensive equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations. Rick Johnson joined Charles Machine Works in 1987, holding positions with increasing responsibilities, including chief financial officer, chief information officer and chief operating officer. He was named chief executive officer in 2015. Johnson has been active on the ICUEE management committee and served as 2017 vice chair. He also serves on board-level committees of show owner and producer Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and as a director on AEM’s CE Sector Board.