Pontes Deere’s New Strategic Planning Director For Brazil
John Deere has announced the creation of the position of Strategic Planning Director in Brazil and named João Pontes to the post, effective at the beginning of the year. Pontes will be responsible for aligning and executing the company’s medium and long term businesses’ plans in the region. Pontes started with Deere in 1996 in the company’s Latin America strategic accounts management department and ran the Forest Equipment segment in Brazil, along with Agriculture Marketing in Latin America. Most recently, he has served as director of Client Experience.
Deere also announced that Ilson Eckert will be the new parts operations director for South America. Eckert has worked for the company since 1986 and has served in sales, marketing and finance positions.