Deere & Company has named Mary Pat Tubb as the new vice president of worldwide forestry. Tubb succeeds Timo Ylänen, who after three decades of leadership and service, will retire.
Tubb will be responsible for the overall management and performance of Deere & Company’s global forestry business. She steps into the role with extensive experience and background. Tubb has spent 25 years at John Deere, most recently serving as the general manager of John Deere Construction and Forestry at Davenport Works in Davenport, Iowa, where she demonstrated leadership and an understanding of the company’s operations and market demands.
“It is an honour for me to be joining the forestry team,” said Tubb. “The passionate commitment and expertise of this team are the right ingredients for the ongoing advancement and growth of the forestry business. I am excited about the opportunity to lead and contribute to the next chapter of innovation and growth in this sector.”
“Mary Pat Tubb brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership to her new roles,” added Ryan D. Campbell, president of worldwide construction and forestry and power systems. “We are confident that under her direction, John Deere’s forestry division will continue to thrive and redefine industry standards, further cementing our position as a global leader in the market.”
Tubb started her career with John Deere as a tractor field test engineer in Waterloo, Iowa, after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in biosystems and agricultural engineering. She has since received a Master of Engineering in Professional Practice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Executive MBA from Duke University.