(WAHPETON, N.D.) — AGCO-Amity JV, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of tillage and seeding equipment under the Amity, Wil-Rich, and Wishek brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Whitaker to CEO. In this role, Keith will be responsible for defining and implementing the AGCO-Amity JV seeding and tillage business growth strategy that builds on the agronomic strengths and technology of its products, closeness with its customers, and expanded distribution opportunities.
Howard Dahl and Matt Rushing are co-chairmen of the AGCO-Amity JV, LLC board of directors. “Keith has a proven record leading sales and marketing, as well as strong product knowledge and product development experience. Plus, he brings with him significant global agricultural experience,” remarks Dahl. Rushing adds, “He will be responsible for leading all functions of the organization, including leadership of operations and sales and marketing through strategic development of innovative, agronomic, and value-added tillage and seeding solutions for our customers.”
Keith joined AGCO in 2015, and his prior experience includes President of Kuhn Krause and Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the former Krause Corporation, Engineering and Marketing Management roles at CNH Industrial, as well as engineering experience with John Deere. He also brings management experience with John Deere dealerships. Keith holds an Agricultural Engineering degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Based in Wahpeton, North Dakota, AGCO-Amity JV, LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of tillage and seeding equipment under the Amity, Wil-Rich, and Wishek brands. AGCO-Amity JV, LLC markets products worldwide, specializing in North America and eastern Europe. In 2011, Fargo, ND-based Amity Technology LLC, a world leader in sugar beet harvesting equipment, and Duluth, Georgia-based AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions and supporting more productive farming through its full line of related services, entered into a joint venture agreement to form AGCO-Amity JV, LLC. For more information, visit www.amitytech.com, www.wil-rich.com, or www.wishekmfg.com.