AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announces that Robert Crain, Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, will take over responsibility for AGCO’s South America region from André Carioba, Senior Vice President and General Manager, South America, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Carioba, due to retire on December 31, 2014, joined AGCO in 2006 and has been instrumental in the implementation of business strategies within South America, including sales and marketing, finance and administration, manufacturing, product management, purchasing, engineering and the dealer organization for all brands. “We thank André for his leadership, commitment and successful results over the years. He has been a valuable asset to the organization,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO Corporation.
Crain will assume the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America and South America, providing leadership and direction for AGCO’s North and South American regions. Crain has been leading AGCO's operations within the U.S., Canada and Mexico since he joined AGCO in 2006 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America.