At 183 years old, John Deere is the oldest publicly-traded industrial company in the US. It is one of very few businesses to be on top of its core market globally for over half of a century. To stay on top that long, Deere has had to become great at learning how to do new things. In 2020, Deere launched the next chapter of its evolution, becoming a Smart Industrial.
Week of September 6, 2021
Guest Speaker: Kimberly Noe, Manager – Corporate Sustainability Reporting
Kimberly Noe is a Manager for John Deere’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting practice. Her project management experiences lend well to her current role, which requires her to manage internal stakeholders and share sustainability data for external reports.
Kimberly has an enriched career journey with John Deere. In May of 2007, she had her first role with the company as a Supplier Quality Engineering Intern. Four internships and one bachelor’s degree in Engineering from U of I later, she returned to John Deere full-time as a Facilities Engineer. Since then, Kimberly has led and managed numerous projects pertaining to renewable energy and sustainability. Her goals are to manage successful, cross-functional teams and actualize each employee’s full potential.
Kimberly is also an active volunteer with Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church as a Congregational Treasurer.
How to Prepare for the 2021 John Deere T&M Seminar Talk
- Please skim the paper, “Not Your Father’s Tractor Company, the Transformation of the John Deere Enterprise”
- Please skim Deere’s current investor slide deck