AGCO founder Bob RatliffAEM notes with deep regret the passing of Robert J. Ratliff, founder and former president, chairman and CEO of AGCO Corporation.

A 2014 inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame, Ratliff guided AGCO’s rise from a $200-million farm equipment business into a major global manufacturer before his retirement from the company in 2006.

Ratliff, age 85, passed away on April 21. Services will be held May 20 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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