MOLINE, Ill., Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Deere &
Company (NYSE: DE) today announced the election of Leanne
G. Caret, a leading manufacturing executive, to the company's
board of directors. She is an executive vice president of The
Boeing Company and serves as president and chief executive officer
of the Boeing Defense, Space, and Security business. In 2020,
Boeing's revenue from defense and space platforms and services was
about $35 billion.
"We are pleased to welcome a business leader of Leanne's caliber
to the Deere board," said John C.
May, chairman and chief executive officer. "She brings over
two decades of executive experience in aerospace, defense, and
security, adding to our diverse, talented group of directors. Her
background in complex systems as well as innovative technologies,
solutions, and services will be of particular value as we build on
our leadership position through our smart industrial operating
Originally from Florida, Caret joined Boeing in the late
1980s. Prior to her present position, she was president of Boeing's
global services and support division and chief financial officer of
the defense, space, and security business.
Caret has been named to Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women on
five occasions and is a member of the Women in Aviation Hall of
Fame. She is also a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an
associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Caret holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from
Kansas State University and an MBA from
Wichita State University. She earned
certifications from executive leadership programs at Harvard University and the University of Notre Dame.
With her election, the Deere board will have 12 members, 11 of
whom are independent, or non-employee, directors.
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