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Featured biographies of Case IH leaders and key personnel.

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 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 WalkerAs vice president of North American agricultural business, Jim Walker oversees all Case IH agricultural activities in the United States and Canada. In this role, he leads a renewed focus on customers and the traditional strengths and proud heritage of Case IH. He reorganized Case IH North America to provide customers with more product expertise close to home, creating the largest field organization in the industry.

Prior to joining Case IH in July 2006, Walker served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America, for AGCO Corporation. He held a similar position with Claas Corporation, where he developed Claas' combine and hay tool business.

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

Walker is a graduate of Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana.


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.

BILL PRELLER, Senior Director of Specialty Business, Case IH North America

Bill Preller, Senior Director of Specialty Business, Case IH North AmericaBill Preller, Case IH Senior Director of Specialty Business, is responsible for sales and marketing of specialty products for Case IH North America, including application, crop production, and cotton and sugar cane harvesters and precision farming systems. In addition, he oversees national and government activity.

Before being named to his current position, Preller was Regional Sales Director in the Great Lakes region, where he led the sales team for the eastern Corn Belt region and worked closely with dealer development.

While at Case IH, Preller also served as Crop Production Marketing Director, Agronomic Research Manager, Engineering Manager and Platform Manager.

Before joining Case IH, Preller worked in the agriculture industry as an agronomist, seed corn production manager, sales trainer, marketing consultant and business management consultant.

Preller has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Illinois.