Mr. Samuel R. Allen is an Independent Director at Whirlpool Corp., a Chairman at The Council on Competitiveness, a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Deere & Co., and John Deere Financial Services, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at Whirlpool Corp.
He was named President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2009, and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Deere & Company Board of Directors in June 2009.
He was also responsible for Deere's intelligent mobile equipment technologies and for Deere's advanced technology and engineering.
He has served as a senior officer of the company since 2001, with additional responsibilities in human resources, industrial relations, and John Deere Credit's global operations.
Prior to joining Deere in 1975, he served as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division and was responsible for the global operations of John Deere Power Systems and the Worldwide Agricultural Division including managing operations in Latin America, China & East Asia, and Australia.
Mr. Allen received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University.