Charles R. Stamp, Jr.
Charles R. Stamp, Jr. is Vice President, Public Affairs Worldwide, at Deere & Company, a position he has held since September 2002. In his role, Stamp leads a department that manages government and public affairs to provide the company with timely and actionable plans that address issues of risk and opportunities that exist worldwide within key markets and among key audiences.
Stamp joined Deere & Company in 1999, as part of the company's acquisition of InterAg Technologies, Inc., where he was President/CEO. He has also served as President, John Deere Special Technologies Group, and President, Agricultural Division – Global AgServices.
Stamp is a native of Missouri. He received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University and holds the university's Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia in 1974.
He practiced law from 1974 until 1981 in Sikeston, Missouri. He entered the agribusiness industry in 1981 as President of Meyer Agri-Products, which later became a division of Butler Manufacturing Company, where he served as Vice President of Butler's Agri-Products Division. He then served as President of Capital South Investors and as a partner of Capital Partners, Ltd., which founded InterAg Technologies, Inc.
Stamp is a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and is a Life Honorary Director of AEM. He has also served as a trustee of the Farm Foundation. Stamp is a member of the Missouri Bar Association.
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