Kelvin Bennett is Senior Vice President, Engineering for AGCO. In this role, he is responsible for leading research and development of the full spectrum of AGCO products and integration with the brands. Mr. Bennett has a proven track record of driving change. His strong leadership skills and diverse experience encourage cross-functional cooperation and uniquely qualify him to assume this new role as of January 1, 2021.
Mr. Bennett joined AGCO in Hesston, Kansas, USA, in 2007 as an Engineering Manager and was promoted to Chief Engineer for Combines in 2009. In 2011, he moved to Jackson, Minnesota, USA, to assume the role of Vice President, Engineering, Tractors and Global Sprayers. As part of our succession planning process, he was identified as a potential global engineering lead. Mr. Bennett accepted his first international assignment and relocated to Canoas, Brazil, in 2015 to assume the role of Vice President, South America, Engineering, where he retained Global Engineering responsibilities for AED products. In 2018, he relocated to France as Vice President, Engineering, Beauvais, for Massey Ferguson tractors to develop a broader understanding of the critical Europe and the Middle East market. During this time, he led the implementation of multiple Stage V and critical platform projects. Prior to AGCO, Mr. Bennett held Engineering positions at CNH Industrial, Husqvarna Group and Nilfisk.
Mr. Bennett holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Bio and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Mr. Bennett is based in Neuhausen, Switzerland.