Colm Rafferty is the Vice President – Asia Pacific for Vermeer Corporation and is Chairman of Vermeer China Limited. Vermeer is an equipment manufacturer, with products used for agricultural mechanization, environmental protection, infrastructure development, and precision mining. The Asia Pacific business includes integrated supply chain operations and dealer networks and company-owned distribution in China, Singapore, Australia, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Colm is a former Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, a former Board of Governor, and today is the Chief Manufacturing Representative. In 2019, he received the Chairman’s Service Award.
Colm received an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Brown University. He has served as Vice Chairman of AmCham China, is on the Yale University Asia Development Council, the Yale School of Management’s Greater China Advisory Board, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Beijing Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).