Senior leadership changes announced by Deere

Jahmy Hindman

Deere & Company has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Jahmy Hindman senior vice president in addition to his current position as chief technology officer, which he has held since 2020.

The move reflects the vital role of technology in the success of customers’ and Deere’s operations, states the company: “Under Hindman’s guidance, Deere has established a more efficient, aligned technology organization, made significant advancements in precision technology, and has established itself as a technological powerhouse in the minds of customers and other key stakeholders.”

John C. May, Deere’s chairman and CEO, states: “Jahmy’s record of success and proven leadership skills make him highly qualified to ensure we continue to advance our smart industrial strategy and achieve our Leap Ambitions by delivering smart technology solutions that help our customers be more productive, profitable, and sustainable.”

Deere also announced that the following leadership changes will take place later this year:

Mark von Pentz, president, Worldwide Ag & Turf, Small Ag & Turf, Regions 1 & 2, will continue in his present position until November 1, 2023, at which time he will become senior advisor, Office of the Chairman, until his anticipated retirement early in 2024.

Deanna Kovar, vice president, Production Systems, Production and Precision Ag, will take on additional responsibilities in Small Ag & Turf and will fully transition to the role of president, Worldwide Ag & Turf, Small Ag & Turf, Regions 1 & 2, on November 1, 2023.

Mark VonPentz
Deanna Kovar

“These planned changes reflect the depth of talent on our senior management team and demonstrate our disciplined focus on effective leadership secession planning,” says May. “Deanna’s command of precision technology, deep customer understanding, and record of success in a number of leadership positions make her highly qualified for these expanded duties in Small Ag & Turf.”

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