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Biographies 

Featured biographies of Case IH leaders and key personnel.
RICHARD TOBIN, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CNH
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Richard Tobin is President and Chief Executive Officer of CNH and a member of the Industrial Executive Council (IEC) of Fiat Industrial, a role he assumed in January 2012 after two years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CNH.

Mr. Tobin carries forth extensive experience in international finance and management that he acquired through regional and global leadership positions of growing responsibility and scope.

He began his career with GTE Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut (U.S.), as Vice President of International Marketing. In 1995, he joined Alusuisse-Lonza SA in Zurich, Switzerland, as General Manager and Vice President, where he remained until 2001, the year when he joined Alcan Aluminum of Montreal, Canada, with a general management role. In 2002, Mr. Tobin joined SGS Group of Geneva, Switzerland, where he became the Chief Operating Officer for North America.

In 2004 he became SGS Group’s Chief Finance Officer & Information Technology, a position he retained for six years before finally joining CNH in March 2010.

Mr. Tobin holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Norwich University and Drexel University, respectively. He currently sits on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

ANDREAS KLAUSER, PRESIDENT & CEO CASE IH
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Andreas KlauserAndreas Klauser assumed the title of President and Chief Executive Officer of Case IH agricultural equipment on November 30, 2009. In this role, he has full responsibility for the Case IH business worldwide.

Before this appointment, Andreas Klauser served as Vice President and General Manager Europe for Case IH and Steyr from November 2006.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry – he joined Case IH in 1990 at the time the company acquired the Steyr brand.

Since working as the export manager for Steyr tractors in Italy and Eastern Europe, he has assumed roles of increasing importance at CNH, including Business Director Austria and Central Europe for the Case IH, New Holland and Steyr brands, as well as Sales and Marketing Director, Poland.

Mr. Klauser holds an engineering degree from Steyr’s HTBLA program, a higher technical school for mechanical engineering. He has also received a specialization in export business from the University Linz, Austria.

JIM WALKER, VICE PRESIDENT CASE IH NORTH AMERICA AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS
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As Vice President of Case IH NAFTA, Jim oversees all Case IH agricultural activities in the United States and Canada. Case IH strives to be the preferred partner of producers in North America. We do this by providing innovative products, marketed with a highly engaged company presence in the field through a best-in-class dealer network. Manufacturer and dealer partnership is keynote to the success and profitability of both.

Prior to joining Case IH in July 2006, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America, for AGCO Corporation. There, he began the consolidation of the many brands and dealer networks previously acquired by AGCO. Jim had previously held a similar position with Claas Corporation, where he successfully grew the North American Lexion combine and Claas hay equipment businesses.

Jim also spent 10 years with Deere and Company, where he helped build, support and train the company’s professional dealer network.

Jim is a graduate of Trine University in Angola, Indiana.

ERIC WEAVER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, CASE IH NORTH AMERICA
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Eric Weaver, Senior Director of Marketing, Case IH North AmericaEric Weaver is the Director of Marketing for Case IH in the NAFTA (North America) region. He coordinates the marketing and sales of all Case IH products in North America.

Before being named to his current position, Weaver served as Director of Commercial Operations for Case IH NAFTA. Weaver had also performed as a Regional Sales Director in the Delta region for the brand. Prior to joining Case IH in 2006, Weaver worked as a Territory Sales Manager for AGCO, earning President’s Club designations in two separate territories.

Weaver has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia.