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John Deere expands board of directors

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John Deere has expanded its board of directors with a new addition to help bolster the company’s technology-backed plans.  

Neil Hunn has been revealed as John Deere’s newest director after two decades of experience in the software and technology industries.  

Hunn is also the president and chief executive of Roper Technologies, which is a major application software company. Hunn’s arrival increases John Deere’s board to 12 members, with 11 being non-employee directors.  

“We are pleased to welcome a business leader of Neil’s stature to the Deere board,” John Deere’s chairman and chief executive officer, John C. May, said.  

“He brings over two decades of software, technology, and business model transformation experience to our diverse, talented group of directors. His background in innovative technologies and technology-enabled products will be of particular value as we carry out our Smart Industrial operating model and unlock more ways to help our customers be more profitable and sustainable.” 

Hunn joined Roper in 2011 as a group vice president and later became executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was named to his present position in 2018. Earlier in his career, he served in executive roles with medical software and other technology companies. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and U.S. Business Council. 


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