Senior Appointments At John Deere France
John Deere France has announced that Bruno Rodique has been named general manager of the Saran engine factory. He will also become the new chief executive officer of John Deere France. Rodrique will be in charge of all operations at the site, which has almost 1000 employees, and will take over production of Tier 4 final engines.
He began his career as human resources manager at Ford-Visteon before joining the Saran factory in 1999 as assistant director of human resources. Rodrique held various posts at the Saran factory, and then at John Deere’s European headquarters in Mannheim, Germany for three years. He was also operations manager at Deere’s Arc-lès-Gray factory in France and quality manager for the Hay & Forage platform. In May 2011, he took over as factory manager at Arc-lès-Gray, before his latest appointment.
Rodique is taking over this dual role from Pierre Guyot, who has been appointed vice-president, Global Supply Management and Logistics at John Deere’s World Headquarters in Moline, Ill., USA. Guyot will be in charge of John Deere’s procurement and supply activities. Guyot had various roles at Peugeot in Britain and France before he joined John Deere. He joined the Saran factory as manager, assembly in 1998. He was appointed operations manager at the Arc-lès-Gray Factory in 2002 and director, supply management – agricultural equipment at Mannheim in 2004. He has been general manager for the Saran factory since 2007.
Laurent Salomon will become factory manager at Arc-lès-Gray, taking over from Rodique. Laurent started at Arc-lès-Gray factory in 2003 as production manager for primary parts. In May 2004 he was given additional responsibility for welding and maintenance. In 2009, Laurent was appointed manager for the Frontal Loaders Platform before being promoted to the position of manager at the Kemper Factory in Stadtlohn, Germany, in August 2012. In his new role at Arc-lès-Gray.