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Trimble announces new general manager for agriculture


August 10, 2017
By Drainage Contractor

Trimble announced today the appointment of Abe Hughes as the worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. Hughes assumed the role on July 10, 2017, and is located in Westminster, Colorado.

Hughes has more than 25 years of leadership experience in agriculture, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and finance. Most recently, he was senior vice president of business development at POET Biorefining LLC, the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels. Prior to POET, Abe spent seven years at CNH Industrial, most recently as vice president, New Holland Agriculture and Construction. He also led the company’s business development and strategic alliances in the Americas. Previously, at Eli Lilly and Company, Abe served as a director of marketing out of their São Paulo, Brazil, office and held business development and sales roles at their world headquarters in Indianapolis.

Hughes began his career in corporate finance, working on mergers and acquisitions for Fortune 500 companies and later as founder and managing director of the boutique firm, Hughes Girardi Partners. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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