John Deere's Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division recently implemented organizational changes to enhance its focus on forestry customers. The changes improve alignment and management of the overall global forestry product portfolio and stewardship of the forestry product lines.
Martin Wilkinson was promoted to the position of vice president, worldwide forestry and business development in the Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division. In his expanded role, Wilkinson assumes responsibility for the division's forestry business worldwide, while retaining his responsibilities for business development, strategic planning and communications.
"These strategic organizational changes help John Deere better align our resources to customers' needs and will better position Deere to grow our forestry business," said Michael Mack Jr., president, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division. "The changes reflect a dedicated focus to our forestry customers."
Mack said best practices and economies of scale will continue to be leveraged across the overall construction and forestry division and rest of the John Deere enterprise when applicable.
Wilkinson has held a variety of executive positions with Deere including work in business development, renewable energy, information technology, manufacturing, strategic planning, finance and accounting.
Deere & Co. is based in Moline, Ill.