WASHINGTON, D.C. - AMACO (American Machinery Company), Kyiv, Ukraine, one of the largest agricultural equipment and input suppliers in Ukraine and the CIS, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 130 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.

AMACO began its history in 1992. AMACO’s main activities are technological solutions in the areas of agriculture, construction machinery and commercial vehicles. AMACO’s partners network includes 33 dealer centers and 25 regional centers. It is a division of a large international group of companies operating in the USA, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

AMACO has major service centers in Cherkassy, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kherson, Kyiv, Odessa, Rivne, Ternopil, Vinnitsa, and Zaporizhzhya.

AMACO represents such major U.S. machinery companies as AGCO/Massey Ferguson/Challenger, Great Plains Manufacturing Inc. (Salina, Kansas), Amity Technology (WIC sugar beet equipment)(Fargo, North Dakota), New Holland Construction, all of which are members of USUBC. Additional U.S. companies represented by AMACO include Pierce Irrigation Systems; Brock Grain Dryers, Frankfort, Indiana and Kuhn North America, Brodhead, Wisconsin. AMACO also sells DuPont/Pioneer seeds and Monsanto crop protection supplies and seeds.


Roman Osadchiy became the general director of AMACO Ukraine in late 2009 and will represent AMACO on the USUBC board of directors. Vitaliy Skotsyk, built up and led AMACO through 12 years of rapid growth from 1997 through 2009. In 2009 Vitaliy became the Head of Landkom International, a large producer of agricultural commodities in Ukraine, but remains on the board of AMACO. Landkom International is also a new member of USUBC.

"USUBC is most pleased to have the opportunity to work with AMACO. Their work to bring world-class agricultural machinery and inputs to producers in Ukraine is outstanding, " said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, for the SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Management Group, who serves as President of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

Further information about AMACO can be found at http://www.amacoint.com/en/.

USUBC has a very active Agribusiness Working Group. Members of the USUBC Agribusiness Working Group include: Agro NovaNyva (SigmaBleyzer); Air Tractor, Inc.; AMACO Ukraine; Archer Daniels Midland (ADM); AGCO/Massey Ferguson; Amity Technology, Inc; Bueling, Inc.; Bunge; Cargill; Case New Holland (CNH); CHS Ukraine; Dreyfus Commodities; Equipment Direct; Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.; Horizon Capital/Emerging Europe Growth Fund (Agro-Soyuz Corporation); John Deere; Kraft; Kyiv-Atlantic Ukraine; Landkom International; Reinke Manufacturing, Inc.; SE Raelin/Cajo, Inc; Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation, Ukrainian Grain Association and the WJ Group/PolyGrain.

One-Hundred Thirty-five Members, Sep 2010, Membership in January of 2007 was 22.
The complete list of USUBC members can be found at: http://www.usubc.org/members.php.
[1] Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

[2] Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

[3] Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation, Washington, D.C.

[4] James Greene, President
Effective Engagement Strategies, LLC, Washington, D.C.
Former Head, NATO Liaison Office Ukraine

[5] Anatoliy Kinakh, Head
League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine
Member of Parliament of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

[6] David Kramer, Senior Transatlantic Fellow
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Washington, D.C.

[7] Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC), Kyiv, Ukraine

[8] William Green Miller, Senior Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

[9] Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS, Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

[10] Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine

[11] Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Washington, D.C.

[12] William B. Taylor, Jr., Vice President, Peace & Stability Operations
United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

[13] Damon Wilson, Vice President
Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.

[14] James Wilson, Director
EU Ukraine Business Council (EUUBC), Brussels, Belgium

For Year 2010 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)

[1] Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine

[2] Michael E. Kirst, Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company, Brussels, Belgium

[3] John R. Miller, Director,
International Business Development, Europe, Israel, Sub-Sahara
Raytheon International, Inc., Arlington, VA

[4] Dr. Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

[5] Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Chairman, Board of Governors,
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA), Houston, TX

[6] Samir B. Sahgal, Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations, The Boeing Company, Arlington, VA
Treasurer, USUBC

[7] Diana Sedney
Manager, International Government Relations
Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Government Affairs
Chevron, Washington, D.C.

[8] John F. Steele, Director, International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company, Washington, D.C.

[9] Vanessa Stiffler-Claus, Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide, John Deere, Washington, D.C.

[10] Patrick H. Sweet, President
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI), Alexandria, VA

[11] E. Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group, Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC, President/CEO, USUBC

[12] Van A. Yeutter, Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Cargill, Washington, D.C.

[13] Jack I. Heller, Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt, Washington, D.C.
Legal Counsel, USUBC