Eric Raby

Raby is the Senior Vice President of the Americas Region for CLAAS based in Omaha, NE. In this role, he leads the operations for North and South America encompassing all commercial aspects of the business. Most recently, he was the President & GM for CLAAS of America while previous roles included executive leadership positions in the agricultural equipment industry for AGCO Corporation including VP of global seeding & tillage, VP, Corporate Marketing & Commercial Development, VP, Sales & Marketing in Eastern Europe & Asia based in Switzerland and VP/ Managing Director for Europe, Africa & Middle East located in the United Kingdom. For the 17 years prior to that, he served in a variety of other positions with a major manufacturer in North America.

Raby started on the manufacturer side in 1990 when he joined the Hesston Corporation, serving as a field service representative.

He also worked for two dealerships in his home state; one as a service technician apprentice during high school and the other as a retail sales representative during college. In addition, he grew up on his family’s beef cattle, hay and tobacco farm in western Kentucky.

Raby received an Associate in Science degree in Ag Equipment Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Mechanization from Western Kentucky University as well as attending professional development programs at Purdue University, University of Virginia and Universität St.Gallen in Switzerland.

He is a member of the National Agri Marketing Association, has served as judge for the Southeastern U.S. Farmer of the Year Program, and is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity. Raby also served as a member of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC 2). 

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