Gary Collar is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia-Pacific and Africa (APA) region. Mr. Collar is responsible for all activities within the APA region, which includes China, India, the Far East and Australia - New Zealand and Africa. In addition, Mr. Collar leads the development of Business, Distribution Structures and Investments in China. He was appointed to Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Asia-Pacific region in January 2012 and it was expanded to include Africa in January 2017. Mr. Collar previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East (EAME) from 2004 to December 2011. He joined AGCO in 2002 and held the title of Vice President of Market Development, Worldwide for the Challenger Division through 2003.
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, he was employed by Caterpillar Incorporated.
Mr. Collar holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University. In May 2015, Mr. Collar was appointed to serve as a Board member for Hillenbrand Incorporated on the Compensation, Management Development and Governance Committees.