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Executives & Leadership Team


James Temperley


James E. Temperley
Vice President and Comptroller
Deere & Company




James Temperley is Vice President and Comptroller, Deere & Company, a position he has held since September 2012. He is responsible for Deere's worldwide accounting functions.

Temperley began his career at John Deere in 1976 as a summer student. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in the accounting and finance area including controller for factories in Augusta, Georgia; Torreon, Mexico; and East Moline, Illinois, before becoming the director of finance for John Deere Power Systems. He was named Director, Accounting and Finance, Agricultural Division - Europe, Africa, South America and Global Harvesting Sourcing in 2001. He was appointed Director, Accounting and Finance, Agricultural Division – North America, Australia, Asia, and Global Tractor and Implement Sourcing in 2007. He was appointed Director, Finance – Tractor, Turf & Utility/Regions 1 and 4 in May 2009.

Temperley earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Augustana College.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality, built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.ca.