Gary L. Collar
Senior Vice President - General Manager of Asia Pacific
Gary Collar is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Mr. Collar is responsible for all activities and all brands within the region, which includes China, India, the Far East and Australia - New Zealand. In addition, Mr. Collar leads the development of Business, Distribution Structures and Investments in China for AGCO. He was appointed to his current position in January 2012. Mr. Collar previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand from 2004 to December 2011. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Collar was Vice President of Market Development, Worldwide for the Challenger Division, after joining AGCO in 2002.
Mr. Collar has previously held various senior management positions within several divisions at ZF Friedrichshaven A.G. between 1994 and 2002. These assignments included President and CEO of the company's Joint Venture producing steering systems for the North American automotive market, and Vice President, Business Development for the automotive group. Prior to this, he was employed by Caterpillar Incorporated.
Mr. Collar holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University.