Mark von Pentz

President-Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division at Deere & Co.

Mark von Pentz

Mark von Pentz

President-Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division at Deere & Co.

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Mark von Pentz is President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division, Global Tractor and Hay & Forage Platforms, Europe, CIS, Asia, Africa, a position he's held since November 2018. von Pentz is responsible for the customer-focused sales and marketing regions of Europe, CIS, Asia, and Africa, and operations for the Tractor and Hay & Forage Product Platforms.

von Pentz began his career with John Deere as an internal auditor in the European office in 1990. He held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the Agricultural Division's product and marketing organizations in Europe. In 1999, he was named General Manager of John Deere International GmbH Switzerland. In 2003 Mark was appointed Director, Market Development for the United States and Canada, and two years later was named Vice President for Agricultural Marketing for the region. In 2006, Mark returned to Europe and was named Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Support – Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

von Pentz was appointed President, Agricultural Division – Europe, Africa, South America and Global Harvesting Equipment Sourcing for Deere & Company in 2007. In 2009 the Crop Care and Hay & Forage Platforms were added to his responsibilities. In 2012, von Pentz was appointed President, Agriculture & Turf Division – Europe, CIS, Asia, Africa and Global Tractor Platform.

von Pentz is a graduate of Hamburg University with an advanced degree in business administration. He is a board member of the VDMA (German Equipment Manufacturers' Association), a member of the regional advisory board of Deutsche Bank AG, Mannheim, a board member of the U.S. – Russia Business Council and a member of the board of trustees of the University Heidelberg Foundation.

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Birthday

1964

Age

54

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President & Secretary at Association of Equipment Manufacturers

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President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division at Deere & Co.

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President-Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division at Deere & Co.

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President-Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division at Deere & Co.
Education
Advanced Degree in Business Administration

Founded in 1961, Hamburger University is one of the highest regarded corporate training & development centers in the world.

Career History
President-Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division
2007 - Current

Deere & Co. manufactures and distributes a complete line of equipment used in agriculture, construction, forestry and turf care. It also manufactures engines and other power train components. It operates its business through the following segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. The Agriculture and Turf segment primarily manufactures and distributes a full line of agriculture, turf equipment and related service parts, including large, medium and utility tractors; loaders; combines, corn pickers, cotton, sugarcane harvesters and related front-end equipment, sugarcane loaders; tillage, seeding and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management and soil preparation machinery; hay and forage equipment, including self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, along with a broad line of associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology; precision agricultural irrigation equipment, supplies; landscape, nursery products and other outdoor power products. The Construction and Forestry segment primarily manufactures and distributes machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, material handling and timber harvesting, including backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters and related attachments. The Financial Services segment primarily finances sales and leases by dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction & forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment, finances retail revolving charge accounts, and operating loans and offers crop risk mitigation products and extended equipment warranties. The company was founded by John Deere in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, IL.

General Manager
1990 - 2007

John Deere International GmbH manufactures and sells agricultural, industrial, commercial and consumer equipment. Its products include planter parts and attachments, 4-wheel steering tractors, commercial worksite products, feller bunchers and final tier 4 industrial diesel engines. The company is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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Director
Current

The Group's principal activities are provide and administers financing for retail purchases of new equipment manufactured by it s subsidiaries agricultural equipment, commercial and consumer equipment, and construction and forestry divisions and used equipment taken in trade for this equipment. It generates the revenues and cash financing sales and leases of new and used agricultural, commercial and consumer, and construction and forestry equipment by John Deere dealers. The group also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment, provides operating loans, finances retail revolving charge accounts, offers certain crop risk mitigation products and invests in wind energy generation. The Group conducts business in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and in several countries in Europe and Latin America.

Member, Regional Advisory Board
Prior

Deutsche Bank AG engages in the provision of corporate banking and investment services. It operates through the following segments: Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB); Private & Commercial Bank (PCB); and Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM). The CIB segment refers to the corporate finance and global transaction banking businesses. The PCB segment consists of the Postbank; Private & Commercial Clients Germany; Private & Commercial Clients International; and Wealth Management business units. The Deutsche AM offers investment management services. The company was founded by Adelbert Delbrueck on March 10, 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Director
Current

TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE BEST INTERESTS OF MEMBER EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND THE PUBLIC, AND TO PROMOTE THE ASSOCIATION'S EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS AT WHICH THE PRODUCTS OF ITS MEMBERS MAY BE DISPLAYED.

Director
Current

U.S.-Russia Business Council operates as a trade association. It provides business development, dispute resolution, government relations, and market intelligence services to its American and Russian member companies. The company represents the interests of 300 member companies operating in the Russian market. U.S.-Russia Business Council was founded in 2000 and is located in Washington, DC.

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