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Jean H. Gilles
Senior Vice President,
Jean Gilles is Senior Vice President, John Deere Power Systems, Worldwide Parts Services, Advanced Technology and Engineering, and Global Supply Management and Logistics, a position he's held since June 2009. Gilles is also responsible for John Deere Electronic Solutions.
Gilles joined John Deere in 1980 as an engineer at the John Deere Harvester Works. He served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at John Deere Usine Saran, John Deere Werke Mannheim, John Deere Waterloo Works and John Deere Zweibrücken. In 1998, he was named as Director, Region II Manufacturing, and in 2001, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering for Global Harvesting Equipment. Gilles was named Senior Vice President, John Deere Power Systems in 2005.
Gilles has a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.
Gilles is a member of Iowa State University's Engineering College Industrial Advisory Council (ECIAC).
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