News Releases   August 25, 2020

John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes


David Hoffman and Nick Block

David Hoffman is retiring as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales & Customer Support and will be succeeded by Nick Block

WATERLOO, Iowa (August 25, 2020) — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales & Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his retirement. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in product engineering, factory marketing, customer & product support and branch operations both in the U.S. and Europe for John Deere. For the last two years, Dave has led the John Deere Power Systems Sales, Marketing and Product Support function.

"Dave has enabled the transformation of the global JDPS Sales and Marketing organization," said Pierre Guyot, Senior Vice President, John Deere Power Systems. "He has built strong connections with company partners, engine distributors, dealers and customers around the world. We are thankful for his contributions to John Deere and confident he has laid a strong foundation for his successor, Nick Block."

Block has more than 20 years of experience within marketing, sales and customer support in the John Deere Ag and Turf Division and Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG). He recently served as a Regional Director for ISG in Latin America. Under Nick's leadership, precision technology adoption and engagement grew rapidly in the region, bringing value to customers, dealers and the John Deere business.

JDPS plans for an orderly transition of responsibilities to occur through September 2020.

Deere & Company ( is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

John Deere Power Systems manufactures and markets industrial, marine and generator drive diesel engines, as well as drivetrain components for use in a variety of off-highway applications. For more information, visit John Deere Power Systems at

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