John C. May

President, Chief Operating Officer
Deere & Company

John May

John C. May is President, Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since April 2019. May is responsible for leading Deere & Company's efforts to maximize operational excellence throughout the company.

Prior to his current role, May served as President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division with responsibility for the Americas and Australia; the global harvesting, turf and utility, and crop care platforms; and the intelligent-solutions group. He previously served as the company's Chief Technology Officer and as President, Agricultural Solutions. In addition, May has experience in Deere's Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division having served as factory manager at the John Deere Dubuque Works. In other roles, he was Vice President, Global Turf & Utility Platform and as Managing Director of Deere's China operations during a period of significant growth. May joined the senior management team in 2012 and started with the company in 1997.

Prior to joining John Deere, May was a management consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

May graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire and received an MBA from the University of Maine.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land—those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich, and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter, and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at