Gary L. Collar
Gary L. Collar is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific region for AGCO Corporation, a world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of agricultural machinery and solutions. Mr. Collar is responsible for all activities and all brands within the region, which includes China, India, the Far East and Australia - New Zealand. In addition, Mr. Collar leads the development of Business, Distribution Structures and Investments in China for AGCO and has responsibility for AGCO’s global sales and marketing functions. He was appointed to his current position in January 2012.
Mr. Collar is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Tractors and Equipment Ltd., Chennai, India; a manufacturer and distributor of AGCO licensed products in which AGCO has a minority holding. He is also serving on the Board of Directors of AGCO Finance, a joint venture between AGCO and De Lage Landen, which operates as a global source for wholesale and retail finance solution for AGCO’s customers. Mr. Collar previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand from 2004 to December 2011. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Collar was Vice President of Market Development, Worldwide for the Challenger Division, after joining AGCO in 2002.
Mr. Collar has previously held various senior management positions within several divisions at ZF Friedrichshafen 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 to this, he was employed by Caterpillar Incorporated.