Dr. Helmut Endres was appointed Senior Vice President, Engineering, Worldwide of AGCO Corporation in October 2011. In this role, Dr. Endres is responsible for leading research and development of the full spectrum of AGCO products and integration with the brands.
Prior to joining AGCO, Dr. Endres was Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Engineering, International Truck and Engine Corp. at Navistar International Corporation from 2006 to 2010. During this period, Dr. Endres led many engine engineering and quality programs to meet environmental, fuel economy and quality requirements. Prior to Navistar International, Dr. Endres held several key positions at Volkswagen, including the role of Executive Director, Group Powertrain. As Chairman of Volkswagen’s Powertrain Strategy Committee he held responsibility for the Volkswagen Powertrain Development division. Further back in his career, Dr. Endres worked for FEV Inc. where he drove major innovation and technological projects with OEMs and suppliers in the commercial vehicle and passenger car industry.
Dr. Helmut Endres holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He holds a number of patents in the United States as well as other countries.