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John Deere makes several senior leadership position changes

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Deere & Company has elected Ryan Campbell as president of worldwide construction & forestry and power systems effective May 31. Ryan Campbell is succeeding John Stone, who has elected to leave the company.

In his new role, Campbell will be leading the construction and forestry team to increase the adoption of John Deere's precision technology in earthmoving, forestry, and roadbuilding applications, as well as delivering a broad range of electric and hybrid-electric product models – all with a goal to boost economic value and sustainability for customers. Campbell will additionally be leading the company's commitment to viable low/no carbon alternative power solutions via Deere's Power Systems group.

Campbell has led initiatives focused on enhancing Deere's profitability and strategic positioning, developing future leaders, and has been an advocate for driving higher levels of commitment to economic and environmental sustainability through Deere's digitalization journey.

"Ryan's record of success and proven leadership skills make him highly qualified to ensure we will make continued progress executing our smart industrial strategy and in serving our construction, forestry, and power systems customers at the highest level," said John C. May, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Deere has also elected of Raj Kalathur as the company's chief financial officer. He will retain his present duties for John Deere Financial and have continued oversight of information technology. His areas of responsibility as CFO include accounting and reporting, treasury, taxes, internal audit, strategy and business development, sustainability, and investor relations.

Prior to assuming his current role, Kalathur was president of John Deere Financial and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) where he led the team responsible for ensuring that John Deere equipment customers throughout the world have ready access to competitive financing. Under Kalathur's leadership, the John Deere Financial loan portfolio has grown to over $50 billion. In addition, Kalathur served as CIO and successfully helped lead the company's digitalization journey. His CIO responsibilities will now be led by Ganesh Jayaram who has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer, effective May 31.

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One John Deere Place
Moline, IL
US, 61265


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