Effective January 1, 2019, Eric P. Hansotia will assume responsibility for all of AGCO’s regional commercial operations as well as its global product management, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain functions as the Chief Operating Officer. In his current role, Mr. Hansotia is Senior Vice President, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services and he provides leadership and strategic direction for AGCO’s global harvesting, crop care, Fuse, and dealer technical support businesses. He is located in Duluth, GA, USA at the AGCO headquarters.
Prior to joining AGCO, Mr. Hansotia had a successful career working for John Deere where he held a variety of positions over his 20-year tenure. In his most recent role at John Deere, Mr. Hansotia was Senior Vice President, Global Harvesting. Before that, Mr. Hansotia was the Vice President of Global Crop Care, led the combine factory as the General Manager and was part of the team that acquired and integrated a forestry company leading to the position of Vice President, Global Forestry. 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.