AGCO Appoints Crain Senior VP and GM-North America

Posted on January 6, 2006

AGCO Corp. announced the appointment of Robert B. Crain as senior vice president and general manager, North America. AGCO said Crain will direct the implementation of all business strategies within North America, including sales and marketing, manufacturing, product management, materials, engineering and the dealer organization. Under a new North America alignment, Mr. Crain will assume the responsibility for all AGCO brands, including Challenger, within the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Crain was previously with Case New Holland (CNH) Global N.V. as vice president for New Holland North America Agricultural Business . Prior to that Crain was vice president for CNH Marketing North America Agricultural Business. His hiring follows the previously announced retirement of Jim Seaver, senior vice president and general manager, Americas.