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Executive Biographies

Biography

John C. May

 

John C. May

President,
Agricultural Solutions &
Chief Information Officer

 

 

 

John May is President, Agricultural Solutions & Chief Information Officer, a position he has held since September 2012. May is responsible for product platform groups consisting of hay & forage products and crop care products. He has enterprise-wide responsibility for Information Technology, Intelligent Solutions Group, and John Deere Water.

 

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 November 2009, he was named Vice President, Global Platform – Turf & Utility, Agriculture and Turf Division.

 

Prior to joining John Deere, he was a management consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

 

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

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