Senior leadership changes announced at John Deere
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
Ryan Campbell named president for Construction & Forestry and Power Systems divisions.
The Deere & Company Board of Directors has elected Ryan Campbell as president, for its Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems divisions. Campbell, who is succeeding the departing John Stone, took his new position on May 31.
Prior to his promotion, Campbell served as the the company’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer with overall responsibility for John Deere’s finance functions.
In his new role, he will be leading the Construction & Forestry team to increase the adoption of precision technology in earthmoving, forestry and roadbuilding applications, as well as delivering a broad range of electric and hybrid-electric product models. He will also be leading the company’s commitment to deliver viable low/no carbon alternative power solutions via Deere’s Power Systems group.
Throughout his tenure, Campbell has spearheaded initiatives focused on enhancing Deere’s profitability and strategic positioning, developing future leaders, and has been an unrelenting advocate for driving higher levels of commitment to economic and environmental sustainability through Deere’s digitalization journey.
“Ryan’s record of success and proven leadership skills make him highly qualified to ensure we will make continued progress executing our smart industrial strategy and in serving our construction, forestry and power systems customers at the highest level,” said John May, chairman and chief executive officer.
Deere also announced the election of Raj Kalathur as the company’s chief financial officer. He will retain his present duties for John Deere Financial and have continued oversight for information technology. His areas of responsibility as CFO include accounting and reporting, treasury, taxes, internal audit, strategy and business development, sustainability, and investor relations.
Prior to assuming his current role, Kalathur was president of John Deere Financial and Chief Information Officer (CIO). His CIO responsibilities will now be led by Ganesh Jayaram who was appointed as CIO, effective May 31.