Deere & Company (DE)

About Deere & Company (DE)

Company Description:


Deere & Company, known by its brand name John Deere, is a leading corporation in the farm and heavy construction machinery industry. The company specializes in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in agriculture, construction, forestry, and turf care. It operates through various segments including Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services.

Founded by John Deere in 1837, Deere & Company has grown to become a global leader in its field, maintaining its headquarters in Moline, Illinois, United States.


Main Product(s):


Deere & Company is renowned for its wide range of products, including tractors, combine harvesters, balers, planters, seeders, ATVs, and forestry equipment. They also produce a variety of construction equipment like backhoe loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders.


Short History of Deere & Company:


  • 1837 – Founded by John Deere in Grand Detour, Illinois.
  • 1868 – The business was incorporated as Deere & Company.
  • 1956 – Entered the construction equipment market with the introduction of its first industrial tractor.
  • 1960s – Expansion into the international market.
  • 1990s – Introduction of advanced technology in farming equipment.
  • 2020s – Emphasis on precision agriculture and smart technology integration.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. John C. May IIChairman, President & CEO9.07MN/A1969
Mr. Rajesh KalathurChief Financial Officer & President at John Deere1.85M10.39M1968
Mr. Joshua A. JepsenSenior VP & CFO1.16MN/A1979
Ms. Mary K. W. JonesSenior VP of International Public Affairs & General Counsel3.69MN/A1968
Mr. Ryan D. CampbellPresident, Division of Construction and Forestry & Power Systems3.93MN/A1975
Mr. Cory J. ReedPresident of International Div. of Fields & Ag. and Precision Ag. & Prod. of America and Australia3.68M1.67M1971
Mr. Jeffrey A. TrahanVice President of Pension Fund & InvestmentsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Jahmy J. HindmanSenior VP & CTON/AN/AN/A
Josh BealDirector of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Renee A. MailhotVP & Chief Compliance OfficerN/AN/AN/A

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