Marc A. Howze
Group President, Lifecycle Solutions and Chief Administrative Officer
Deere & Company
Marc Howze is Group President, Lifecycle Solutions and Chief Administrative Officer at John Deere, a position he assumed in June 2020. In this role, Howze leads a team focused on the integration of aftermarket and product support capabilities. This team focuses on the full ownership experience of John Deere products over the course of their life cycles. Additionally, as CAO, he is responsible for key administrative activities including human resources and labor relations, employee health and safety, facilities management and security, aviation, supply management and logistics, brand management and communications, and corporate citizenship with the John Deere Foundation.
Howze brings more than 35 years of wide-ranging operations and functional experience to his current position. Prior to assuming his current role, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing key administrative activities for the company. His previous leadership assignments include Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel; Factory Manager, John Deere Turf Care; Global Director, Cotton Harvesting Product Line; and Vice President, Global Human Resources. Throughout his tenure, Howze has spearheaded strategic initiatives focused on improving Deere operations, delivering customer value, developing future leaders, making Deere a highly regarded employer, and driving higher levels of business success through the John Deere brand.
Under Howze's leadership, the company has been recognized as one of Interbrand's top global brands, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work, Fast Company's Most Innovative Workplaces, and the American Innovation Index's Most Innovative Firms.
Prior to joining John Deere, Howze served as an officer in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of major. During 12 years of active-duty service, Howze excelled in various capacities, including field artillery and the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Howze earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a member of the Illinois and Michigan Bar associations and serves on the boards of the Executive Leadership Council and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, respectively.
Deere & Company (JohnDeere.com) 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.