AGCO Names Smith EAME VP
AGCO has announced that Dr. Rob Smith has been named senior vice president & general manager Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME). Smith was most recently vice president & general manager of the Engine Components Division for TRW Automotive. He was also chairman of the supervisory board of TRW Automotive GmbH. Prior to that, Smith had been vice president of the Global Automotive Division of Tyco Electronics, and vice president & general manager of Bombardier Transportation's Aftermarket Parts and Material Repair and Overhaul business. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked in various operations and supply chain roles with LucasVarity PLC, Lucas Industries PLC and BMW.
“We are very pleased to announce that Rob Smith has joined our executive team,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO. “Rob’s international background and extensive experience in the automotive industry make him a great addition to our management team. He will lead our strategic growth plans for EAME and build a strong market position in emerging markets including Eastern Europe and Africa.”