AGCO Names New Senior Vice President, Global Harvesting and Advanced Technology Solutions
DAGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today named Eric Hansotia (MBA98) senior vice president, Global Harvesting and Advanced Technology Solutions.
“We are very pleased to announce that Eric Hansotia has joined our executive team,” said Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president, and CEO of AGCO. “He will be responsible for a global team of professionals focused on the development, sales, product management, and support for global harvesting equipment as well as for precision agriculture and connectivity technology for all AGCO machinery.”
Hansotia has extensive agricultural industry experience in engineering, quality, advanced technology, manufacturing, product management, and global business leadership. In his 20-year tenure with John Deere, his most recent role was senior vice president, Global Harvesting, where he led a multibillion dollar business with 13 facilities located around the world. In addition, he served as vice president, Global Crop Care based in Mannheim, Germany, where he managed a multibillion dollar group responsible for sprayers, tillage, seeding, and planting equipment.
Hansotia graduated with a B.S. and M.S. n mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also earned an MBA from the University of Iowa. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Outstanding Young Iowan Award, and the Quad Cities Area Leaders Under 40 Award in 2007. He will be located in AGCO’s Duluth office.