AGCO Appoints Hansotia COO

AGCO Corp. has named Eric Hansotia Chief Operating Officer, a new position within AGCO. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, he will assume responsibility for all of AGCO’s regional commercial operations as well as its global product management, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain functions.

Currently senior vice president, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services, Hansotia will continue to report to Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president, and CEO of AGCO.

“Eric’s leadership and broad industry knowledge make him uniquely qualified for this important new position,” said Richenhagen. “He has made significant contributions to AGCO’s success over the past five years particularly in the areas of our precision agriculture and harvesting product offerings. His strong strategic view on the future trends in global agriculture along with his operational experience will ensure AGCO continues to be successful in meeting the changing needs of our customers. I look forward to working closely with Eric on our initiatives to achieve growth and improved returns.”

Prior to joining AGCO in 2013, Hansotia had a 20-year tenure with Deere & Company where he held a number of leadership positions.