Thomas E. Knoll
Worldwide Supply Management and Logistics
Deere & Company
Thomas E. Knoll is Vice President, Worldwide Supply Management and Logistics, a position he has held since August 2007. Knoll is responsible for the leadership of all global supply management and logistics activities for the company.
Since joining the company in 1980 as an engineer at John Deere Harvester Works, Knoll has held positions of increasing responsibility in supply management throughout the company, including John Deere Waterloo Works. In 1998, he was appointed Director, Supply Management, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division at John Deere Dubuque Works. In 2000, he relocated to Deere & Company's European Headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, as Director, Supply Management. In November 2002, Knoll was named Director, Worldwide Supply Management Operations, Deere & Company, and shaped global strategic sourcing strategies. Prior to his current position, Knoll was Operations Manager, John Deere Harvester Works.
A native of Mandan, North Dakota, Knoll received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from North Dakota State University in 1980. He received his MBA from Clarke College in 1999.