Robert B. Crain is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Grain & Protein. In this role, Mr. Crain leads the global operations, product management, engineering and commercial activities of AGCO’s Grain & Protein division. Most recently, Mr. Crain served as Senior Vice President Customer Experience. Mr. Crain also held the positions of Senior Vice President and General Manager of both North America and South America.
Before joining AGCO in 2006, Mr. Crain served as Vice President at Case New Holland (CNH) and was responsible for the North America Agricultural Business. In addition to his assignments in North America, Mr. Crain oversaw CNH worldwide crop harvesting operations headquartered in Zedelgem, Belgium. He also held various management positions within New Holland and CNH Global.
Mr. Crain has more than 30 years’ experience in the agricultural equipment business, starting with Ford's tractor operations in 1981. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Alabama.
He currently serves on the Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and previously served as AEM Board Chair. Mr. Crain also serves on the boards of AGCO Finance, Pacific Ag Rentals and Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), an Indian agricultural machinery company.