DULUTH, Ga. — AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, congratulates Robert Crain, SVP customer experience, and Bill Hurley, VP distribution, on their election to key leadership positions within the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Crain was elected to serve as chair of the association’s Board of Directors and Hurley was elected as vice chair of AEM’s Agriculture Equipment Sector Board. Both terms will begin in January and extend through 2022.

AEM is North America’s leading organization for advancing construction and agriculture equipment manufacturers and their value chain partners in the global marketplace. The association provides representation and advocacy for manufacturers’ concerns and highlights their role in equipping communities across North America with well-paying jobs and the equipment needed to compete in the global community. AEM works to accelerate economic growth, enable members to make highly informed business decisions, and promote safe and efficient operations.

“I’m sincerely honored to serve as AEM’s chair in 2022,” said Crain. “The challenges facing our economy today are significant, and AEM stands ready to represent the needs and concerns of our industries and workers. We will work tirelessly to assist the country’s leaders in their efforts to rebuild our industrial and rural infrastructure and ensure that the world’s best workforce is equipped with the skills and operations needed for bright and secure futures.”

Bill Hurley will be focused on the agriculture equipment manufacturing issues. “The last two years have underscored the tremendous importance of this country’s food producers and the industries that support them,” said Hurley. “Our primary goals will be to ensure that we’re enabling the critical systems required at all levels, such as robust supply chains, flexible transportation and shipping, and innovative educational and training programs.”

The Officers for the AEM Board of Directors for 2022 are:

AEM Chair: Robert Crain, Sr. VP, Customer Experience, AGCO Corp.

Vice Chair: Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America Corp.

Ag Chair: Todd Stucke, Senior VP Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.

CE Chair: Stephen Roy, President of Region North America, Volvo Construction Equip.

Treasurer: Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp.

Secretary: Megan Tanel, President, AEM

Directors and officers for the AEM Board of Directors come from a broad selection of AEM member companies from both the agriculture and construction equipment fields.

Agriculture Equipment Sector Board

Ag Chair: Todd Stucke, Senior VP Marketing, Product Support & Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Ag Vice Chair: Bill Hurley, Vice President, Distribution, AGCO Corp.

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