AGCO appoints new general counsel

DULUTH, Ga. — AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, has appointed Roger Batkin as VP, general counsel. Batkin joined the company in 2000.

“I am pleased to announce Roger’s appointment as our general counsel,” said Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO Corporation. “Roger has gained significant company and industry experience during his time with AGCO and will be of tremendous value as we work to deliver quality products to our customers and improved growth, profitability, and value for our shareholders. I have great respect for Roger's legal counsel and confidence that his responsive approach will serve our company well.”

Batkin has been serving as interim general counsel since June in addition to his role as VP, legal services EAME & APAC and director U.K. operations.

AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and GSI, and are distributed globally through 3,150 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.