Leif Magnusson is President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas, Inc. In his role within the CLAAS organization, he oversees region Americas. He leads the strategic planning and operational direction in each of these areas with a focus on customer satisfaction and distributor development. Prior to his current role, Leif was President of CLAAS of America, where he oversaw the company’s operations throughout the US and Canada.
In 2016, Leif was also the Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), where he worked on behalf of the organization’s 900+ members to help educate and influence the leadership in Washington on policies that affect the manufacturing of agricultural and construction equipment. He has been involved with the organization since 2010 and served on multiple committees during his tenure, including the Chair of the AG Sector Board in 2014.
Before joining CLAAS, Leif spent 18 years in manufacturing and distribution of heavy equipment, including off-road products. Originally from Sweden, Leif’s assignments in the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia give him a unique global perspective on agricultural markets.