John Stone is Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group, a position he has held since November 2016. In this role, he is responsible for managing the growth and profitability of the company’s Intelligent Solutions Group and lead efforts to deliver innovative technologies that enhance the performance of John Deere equipment and allow customers to improve their operational performance and better manage costs.
Stone joined Deere & Company in 2002 as a project manager and held leadership positions in Waterloo, Iowa, and Mannheim, Germany. In January 2007, he assumed responsibility for the acquisition and integration of the Ningbo Benye Tractor and Automobile Company in China. Most recently, he was Global Director, Utility Tractor Product Line, during a period of rapid growth of that business. In June 2015, he was appointed Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development.
Prior to joining Deere, Stone worked for General Electric as a Six Sigma Black Belt and before that was an officer in the U.S. Army.
Stone has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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