Deere & Company Appoints Jahmy Hindman as Senior Vice President to Drive Technological Advancements
MOLINE, Ill., June 2, 2023 – Deere & Company, a global leader in agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment, has announced the appointment of Jahmy Hindman as senior vice president. Hindman, who currently serves as the chief technology officer (CTO) of Deere, will now take on additional responsibilities as he leads the company’s technological advancements. This strategic move highlights the critical role of technology in the success of both Deere’s operations and its customers. With Hindman’s leadership, Deere aims to continue its smart industrial strategy and deliver innovative technology solutions that drive productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
Jahmy Hindman’s Track Record of Success: Since assuming the role of CTO in 2020, Jahmy Hindman has spearheaded various initiatives within Deere that have propelled the company’s technological prowess to new heights. Under his guidance, Deere has established a more efficient and aligned technology organization, achieved significant advancements in precision technology, and solidified its reputation as a technological powerhouse in the eyes of customers and key stakeholders. Hindman’s proven leadership skills and track record of success make him highly qualified for this expanded role within Deere’s executive team.
A Leap Forward in Smart Technology Solutions
John C. May, Chairman and CEO of Deere & Company, expressed his confidence in Hindman’s ability to lead Deere’s smart industrial strategy and achieve the company’s ambitious goals. Hindman’s appointment as senior vice president reflects the company’s commitment to advancing its technological capabilities and delivering smart technology solutions that empower customers to be more productive, profitable, and sustainable. Deere’s Leap Ambitions align with Hindman’s vision, and together they aim to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the agricultural, construction, and forestry sectors.
Upcoming Leadership Changes
Deere & Company also announced other notable leadership changes that will take effect later this year. Mark von Pentz, the current president of Worldwide Ag & Turf, Small Ag & Turf, Regions 1 & 2, will transition to the role of senior advisor in the Office of the Chairman, effective November 1, 2023, in anticipation of his retirement in early 2024. Simultaneously, Deanna Kovar, vice president of Production Systems, Production and Precision Ag, will assume additional responsibilities in Small Ag & Turf and transition to the position of president, Worldwide Ag & Turf, Small Ag & Turf, Regions 1 & 2, on November 1, 2023.
Strategic Leadership Succession Planning
John C. May emphasized that these planned leadership changes signify the depth of talent within Deere’s senior management team and underscore the company’s commitment to effective leadership succession planning. Deanna Kovar’s exceptional command of precision technology, profound understanding of customer needs, and her track record of success in previous leadership roles make her highly qualified for the expanded duties in Small Ag & Turf. The changes ensure a smooth transition and continuity of effective leadership within the company.
Deere & Company’s appointment of Jahmy Hindman as senior vice president further strengthens the company’s commitment to technological advancements and the delivery of smart technology solutions. Hindman’s proven leadership, combined with the forthcoming changes in Deere’s executive team, positions the company for continued success in meeting the world’s increasing need for food, shelter, and infrastructure. As Deere pushes the boundaries of what’s possible, its innovative products and technology-enabled solutions, such as the John Deere Autonomous 8R Tractor, See & Spray™, and E-Power Backhoe, will play a crucial role in driving productivity and sustainability in the industry.