Timo Ylänen, Director, John Deere Forestry Oy, has been appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry, Deere&Company. In his new position Ylänen will be responsible for full-tree and cutto-length machine business globally and will be a member of the Construction & Forestry senior leadership team.
In June 2020 Deere announced a new Smart Industrial operating model targeting the development of production systems, technology solutions and support capabilities across the full lifetime of products.
The new operating model is designed to generate clear added value for customers and support their profitability. In line with the operating model, product development capital will be allocated to the most promising, most profitable technologies that drive value creation for customers in an effort to integrate smart technology innovations also into existing production. Also organizational structures will be renewed to support the new operating model.
In his new position Ylänen will report to Construction & Forestry President John Stone. Timo’s strong sales and marketing experience, expertise in the global forestry industry, and sound business acumen are solid qualifications for the new responsibilities.
Ylänen will work from the Tampere location.
John Deere Forestry Oy’s Finance Director Tarja Tuomela has been appointed to lead Deere&Company´s Forestry business financials management globally. Tarja also will work from Tampere.