Colm Rafferty is Vice President – Developing Markets and Chairman – China for Vermeer Corporation. Vermeer is a global manufacturer of innovative solutions used to help connect people to the necessities of life, to help manage precious natural resources, and to help feed and fuel the world. Vermeer products are used in a variety of applications from underground utility infrastructure development, to precision mining, to solar field installation, waste material processing, and agricultural mechanization. Prior to joining Vermeer, Colm worked with Cummins and Alibaba.com. He holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Brown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Colm has served on the Board seven times previously, including as Chair in 2022 and 2023, after four terms as Vice Chair. In 2019, he received the Chairman’s Service Award.