WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Agricultural equipment industry leader and global sales and marketing executive Doug Griffin has joined The Context Network, and will serve the firm as a senior associate. He will put to work his 27 years of senior level experience, providing an important catalyst to Context's management consulting service offerings within and across the ag equipment industry.

Context Partner, Mark Nelson said, "Context clients worldwide will benefit from Doug joining the firm. His accomplishments and leadership in sales, marketing and product management have proven effective in driving innovative change. He proficiently addresses complex business initiatives, and brings strategically effective solutions to each situation."

Nelson added, "Beyond his outstanding leadership experience, Doug is an exceptional team member who already has sparked new ideas and brought unique solutions to some difficult challenges. He plays a vital role in supporting effective crop production systems in some of the world's most challenging environments. We are confident his passion for agriculture will serve our clients' goals at the highest level."

Griffin said, "Agriculture is a system of systems, and we are at a point of converging technologies. Equipment, seed, crop care, precision technology, etc., each are important parts of the system. But we cannot manage them independently and expect to be successful.

I look forward to helping leverage the deep knowledge bank of Context's ag expertise. With effective strategies and sound business acumen, we are advancing agriculture; making it more productive, more efficient and more sustainable around the globe."

Prior to joining Context, Griffin served as vice president Global Brand and Product Management, vice president Global Marketing and various additional senior leadership roles for AGCO Corp. He began his career working with Caterpillar Inc.

Dedicated to the industry in which he works, Griffin maintains active advisory roles on several agriculture industry-related boards, including Purdue University School of Agriculture Large Commercial Producer Board, the University Of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean's Advisory Council, and he is a member of the Executive Steering Committee for AgriNovis Indiana. 

He has also served on the National FFA Foundation Sponsors Board, and is a National Malcolm Baldrige Fellow. He holds an agricultural engineering degree from Purdue University.