John C. May

President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division: Americas and Australia
Global Harvesting and Turf Platforms and Ag Solutions
Deere & Company

John May

John C. May is President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division: Americas and Australia – Global Crop Harvesting and Turf & Utility Platforms and Ag Solutions, a position he has held since November 2018.

May started his career with John Deere in 1997 at John Deere Health Care where he was responsible for strategic planning and business development. He subsequently assumed a number of executive leadership positions within the former Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division, eventually holding the position of Director, Vehicles Marketing. He served as Managing Director of Deere's China operations during a period of significant growth in the company's China business. Next, May was Factory Manager, John Deere Dubuque Works. In 2009, he was named Vice President, Global Turf & Utility Platform in the Agriculture & Turf Division. In September 2012, May was named President, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer where he was responsible for product platform groups consisting of hay & forage products and crop care products. He also had enterprise-wide responsibility for Information Technology and Intelligent Solutions Group.

Prior to joining John Deere, May was a Management Consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

May has a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. He holds an MBA from the University of Maine.

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