Andy Blandford is a global executive who creates and executes strategies for industrial companies that grow sales and increase operating profitability. Andy has led start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth for businesses around the world. He is a builder and leader of global, functionally diverse teams inspiring them to execute and deliver outstanding results.
Andy was most recently Vice President, CASE Construction Equipment, EMEA at the $30bn NYSE quoted company CNH Industrial. In this position, Andy was responsible for all aspects of CASE CE’s $650m business for 116 countries in the EMEA region. Andy previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for MBA AG (Switzerland), CASE Ile-de-France (France) and New Holland Construction Machinery SA (Italy).
Andy has more than 25 years of leadership experience in capital goods including materials handling, construction equipment and agricultural equipment. His functional experience covers sales, marketing, after-sales, manufacturing, product design/development and HR.
He joined CASE CE following an 8 year period with AGCO Corporation in the USA and Europe. Whilst at AGCO he served initially as VP Operations, North America and latterly as VP Sales and Marketing for both Central/Eastern Europe and APAC. In this role, Andy led the push for revenue growth in AGCO’s emerging markets around the globe presiding over an unprecedented period of sales growth in these regions.
Prior to AGCO, Andy spent 12 years with the UK based, privately held, global manufacturer of construction equipment JCB Excavators Ltd. in a variety of senior leadership positions. Andy joined JCB from the leading global materials handling company, Linde MH.
Andy has a B.Eng. (Hons.) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and has completed the Global Leadership Program at Manchester Business School (UK).
Andy has worked all over the world including periods of time living in the UK, France, Switzerland and the USA. He is now a resident of Switzerland where he lives with his wife Jane and their three children. Andy is an avid skier and mountain biker.
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