Randal A. Sergesketter
Senior Vice President,
Global Platform - Crop Harvesting
Agriculture and Turf Division
Randal Sergesketter is Senior Vice President of the Crop Harvesting Global Platform in the Ag & Turf Division of Deere & Company, a position he's held since March 2013. He and his team are responsible for the global Crop Harvesting business, including the planning, design, manufacturing, and success for innovative crop harvesting solutions.
Sergesketter began his career at Deere & Company in 1980 through the company's summer training program as a manufacturing management trainee. He has held a number of leadership positions, including Director, Worldwide Ag Order Fulfillment; General Manager, John Deere Ottumwa Works; and General Manager, John Deere Harvester Works. In June 2005, Sergesketter was appointed Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Management, and Order Fulfillment, Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division. With the formation of the Ag & Turf Division in May 2009, Sergesketter was named Senior Vice President of the Turf & Utility Global Platform. In November 2009, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Management for Deere's Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University and a master's in business administration from St. Ambrose University.
Sergesketter is John Deere's key executive for Purdue University and a member of the Dean's Executive Council. He previously served as the key executive for North Carolina State University and was on the board of directors for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, the North Carolina Chamber, United Way, and Boy Scouts of America.