Eric P. Hansotia was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for AGCO Corporation effective January 2021.
Mr. Hansotia is known for setting ambitious goals, delivering results and driving operational excellence. 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. He is based in Duluth, GA, USA at the AGCO headquarters.
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.