Deere & Company / John Deere US-MOLINE. Illinois. US: John Deere – Allen elects to retire as Deere Board chairman. Samuel R. Allen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deere & Company, a position he has held since February 2010. After a 45-year career of distinction and achievement, Samuel R. Allen has elected to retire May 1 from his current position as chairman of the Deere & Company Board of Directors. The Deere board has elected John C. May, the company’s chief executive officer, to become chairman upon Allen’s retirement. The actions are another step in the company’s systematic process of leadership transition.
Allen has been chairman of the board of directors since 2010 and served as the company’s chief executive officer from 2009 to 2019. May was named CEO in November 2019.
“As a result of Sam’s leadership and vision, John Deere has developed a more dynamic business model and is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the demographic and technological trends that are defining the future of our businesses,” said John C. May; Chief Executive Officer. Allen led the company to record growth and success. Over his decade of leadership, the company expanded its customer base, increased its global footprint, and made major gains in innovation and precision technologies. “This was also a time of unmatched financial success which included nine of the ten highest-earning years in company history,” May said.
Allen joined Deere as an industrial engineer in 1975 after graduating from Purdue University. In 2001, Allen joined the company’s senior management team as senior vice president for human resources and industrial relations. Two years later, he was named president of financial services, power systems, and human resources.
May joined the board in August of 2019 and became Deere’s tenth chief executive officer in November.
“As chairman, John will lead the board with the collaborative style and strategic, operating, and technical skills so capably demonstrated over his 23-year career with Deere,” said Allen. … read more – agrartechnik-jobs.de – agribusiness-jobs.de – umwelttechnik-job.de – lmv-jobboerse – Manfred Lorenzen, Soest
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