NEWS RELEASE   February 19, 2024

Mary Pat Tubb Appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry at Deere & Company

MOLINE, IL (Feb. 19, 2024) — Deere & Company announced that it has named Mary Pat Tubb as the new Vice President of Worldwide Forestry, effective February 1. Tubb succeeds Timo Ylänen, who after three decades of exceptional leadership and service, will retire.

Tubb will be responsible for the overall management and performance of Deere & Company's global forestry business. She steps into the role with extensive experience and background. Tubb has spent 25 years at John Deere, most recently serving as the General Manager of John Deere Construction and Forestry at Davenport Works in Davenport, Iowa, where she demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of the company's operations and market demands.

"It is an honor for me to be joining the forestry team," said Tubb. "The passionate commitment and expertise of this team are the right ingredients for the ongoing advancement and growth of the forestry business. I am excited about the opportunity to lead and contribute to the next chapter of innovation and growth in this sector."

Ryan D. Campbell, President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems, said, "Mary Pat Tubb brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership to her new roles. We are confident that under her direction, John Deere's forestry division will continue to thrive and redefine industry standards, further cementing our position as a global leader in the market."

Tubb started her career with John Deere as a Tractor Field Test Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa after graduating from University of Minnesota with a degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. She has since received a Master of Engineering in Professional Practice from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an Executive MBA from Duke University.

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