Retirement shifts senior management team at John Deere

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MOLINE, Illinois — With a member of Deere & Company retiring, the senior management team is seeing some changes.

After spending more than three decades with the company, 59-year-old Michael J. Mack is retiring as Group President, John Deere Financial Services, Global Human Resources and Public Affairs.

In response, 53-year-old Marc A. Howze has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and 45-year-old Cory J. Reed has been appointed President, John Deere Financial .

“As a business leader, Mike Mack acted with conviction and commitment in a manner consistent with John Deere’s core values,” said Chairman and CEO Samuel R. Allen.  “His insightful thinking, unpretentious manner, and boundless level of energy have been an inspiration to all of us.”

In his 30 years with the company, Mack’s work coincided with information systems, finance, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and credit.  He moved to his president position in 2014 after previously working as Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry.