AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer
and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced Todd Howatt, Senior
Project Engineer, Product Safety and Compliance, has been appointed to
the Technical and Safety Council (TSC) of the Association of Equipment
Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group
representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. Mr. Howatt
replaces Ed Swenson, Director of Engineering at AGCO's Hesston facility,
as AGCO's voting representative to the Technical and Safety Council.
AEM, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the capitals
of Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Beijing and a European presence in
Brussels, represents more than 800 companies in the agriculture,
construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors.
Ed Swenson served two years as TSC Chairman. During his chairmanship the
TSC has provided an increased focus of safety with specific seminars on
key topics relative to member products and standards. In addition,
Swenson has provided leadership in driving the adoption of global ISO
standards and the funding of standards development work through AEM.
Todd Howatt, who is responsible for AGCO's safety and homologation
compliance at AGCO's Jackson facility, will continue the mission of the
TSC to ensure early recognition of merging issues and seek their
satisfactory resolution; to provide an industry forum for the exchange
of technical information, provide encouragement and assistance to
product groups and other AEM groups that conduct technical activities
and programs; to encourage the establishment of programs aimed at
minimizing accidents involving members' products; and to advise the AEM
Board of Directors on technical matters.
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AGCO) was founded in 1990 and
offers a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers,
forage, tillage equipment, implements, and related replacement parts.
AGCO agricultural products are sold under the core brands of
Challenger®, Fendt®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed
globally through more than 2,700 independent dealers and distributors,
in more than 140 countries worldwide. AGCO provides retail financing
through AGCO Finance. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA. In
2009, AGCO had net sales of $6.6 billion. Please visit our website at http://www.AGCOcorp.com.
Rebecca Fabian, +1-212-490-4825