David F. Thorne
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division
Deere & Company
David Thorne is Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division for Deere & Company, a position he has held since July 2017. He has global responsibility for sales and marketing activities within the existing C&F business.
Thorne began his career with John Deere in 1997 in the Ag & Turf division, where he held various sales and marketing responsibilities. He quickly assumed roles of increased responsibility until 2011 when he was named Director of Deere & Company Corporate Strategy. He was then named President, John Deere Water in 2012. Prior to his current position, he served as Director, Worldwide Marketing & Support, Construction & Forestry Division since 2014. Before joining Deere, Thorne worked with UTICOR Technology, Inc., and Clemson University.
Thorne has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Bradley University and an MBA from Clemson University. He also completed the Global 2030 Executive Development Program at Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Construction Sector board and the board for Deere Employees Credit Union. He is also the former United Way Executive Champion for the Construction & Forestry division.
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