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Deere & Co.

Deere & Co. has announced a new global operating structure that will combine its Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division and Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division into a single unit called the Worldwide Agriculture and Turf Division, effective May 1, 2009.

Also effective May 1, the Agriculture and Turf Division unit has two presidents: David C. Everitt, responsible for the tractor product and turf and utility product platforms; and Markwart von Pentz, responsible for crop harvesting, hay and forage, and crop care product platforms.

In addition, Everitt has responsibility for sales and marketing in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Asia, India and a portion of Africa. Von Pentz has responsibility for sales and marketing for the rest of the globe including Europe, CIS, the Near and Middle East, Northern Africa, South America, Central America and Mexico.

In a related move, the company announced it will be transitioning its six U.S. sales branch offices to two locations in Lenexa, Kan., and Cary, N.C.

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Title Annotation:GLOBAL BUSINESS NOTES
Publication:Diesel Progress North American Edition
Date:May 1, 2009
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