CMI Corp. Founder Bill Swisher Died

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers notes with deepest regret the recent death of G.W. “Bill” Swisher, Jr., a past Director of CIMA (an AEM predecessor group) as well as an AEM Hall of Fame inductee, industry innovator and civic leader.

Swisher, 82, died May 31 after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 5, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

Swisher was founder of CMI Corporation and led the company in the development and issuance of more than 50 U.S. and overseas patents related to automated equipment for construction, transportation, mining and process control industry sectors. Read more about Bill’s career, and his obituary.

On behalf of the membership, AEM extends deepest sympathies to the Swisher family.