There’s the field where farmers use our machines. And then there’s the field of agricultural equipment makers like AGCO...And figuratively speaking, we’re doing everything we can to un-level it.
“For the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.”
Eric P. Hansotia was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for AGCO Corporation in January 2021.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hansotia has been known for being a bold visionary, setting ambitious goals, and delivering results for key stakeholders. Prior to being named Chairman, President and CEO, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he oversaw the company’s regional commercial operations as well as its global product management, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain functions. Mr. Hansotia has a passion for advancing the future of agriculture and serving farmers. He led AGCO’s push into smart farming solutions in his original AGCO role of Senior Vice President, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services.
Mr. Hansotia also serves on the Boards of The Toro Company and the American Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of The Business Council and the North American Agriculture Advisory Board (Rabobank).
Prior to joining AGCO in 2013, Mr. Hansotia had a successful career working for Deere & Company, where he served in a number of leadership roles throughout his 20-year tenure. His career there included global roles leading harvesting and crop care. He spent part of his tenure based in Mannheim, Germany. Mr. Hansotia has extensive experience in the agriculture industry in the areas of engineering, quality, advanced technology, manufacturing, product management, and global business leadership.
Mr. Hansotia graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned an MBA from the University of Iowa.
Mr. Hansotia lives in the greater Atlanta (Georgia, USA) area with his wife and two children.