DULUTH, GEORGIA, US — Ulrich Stockheim, chief communications officer at AGCO, has decided to depart the company effective Dec. 31, 2020.

“Uli has played an instrumental role in raising AGCO’s profile around the world throughout his engagement with AGCO,” said Martin Richenhagen, chief executive officer of AGCO. “His extensive knowledge and experience has contributed to our recognition as a world leader in providing sustainable, high-tech solutions to farmers feeding the world. I personally benefited from his guidance, expertise and friendship.”

Stockheim plans to pursue business interests outside of AGCO.

Stockheim joined AGCO in March 2015 as chief communications officer and has been responsible for its global, corporate communications, including press and media, investors, political and non-government organizations since his appointment.

Prior to joining AGCO, Stockheim was an external professional adviser to AGCO and its chairman, president and CEO Martin Richenhagen for many years as a managing partner of the communications consultancy PR firm Stockheim Media.

“It’s been a great pleasure to contribute to global food security while raising the visibility of AGCO and its outstanding brand portfolio,” Stockheim said. “While I have decided to dedicate more time to my other business interests, I am proud of our achievements over the past several years and look forward to AGCO’s ongoing success.”