John C.  May II net worth and biography

John May II Biography and Net Worth

John C. May is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Deere & Company. May is responsible for leading efforts to maximize financial and operational performance and ensure that the company’s global customer base is provided with advanced products and services.

May became the company’s Chief Executive Officer in November 2019 and assumed the position of Chairman in May 2020. He was named President & Chief Operating Officer earlier in 2019.

Previously, May was President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division, with responsibility for the Americas and Australia, as well as for the global harvesting, turf and utility, crop care, and intelligent solutions businesses. He also served as Chief Information Officer and as President, Agricultural Solutions.

Earlier duties included Vice President, Global Turf & Utility platform, and Managing Director of Deere’s China operations during a period of significant growth. May also managed the company’s construction equipment factory in Dubuque, Iowa. He became part of the senior management team in 2012.

He joined John Deere in 1997 after working as a management consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

May holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of Maine.

What is John C. May II's net worth?

The estimated net worth of John C. May II is at least $39.69 million as of June 22nd, 2023. Mr. May II owns 109,126 shares of Deere & Company stock worth more than $39,685,852 as of December 11th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other assets that Mr. May II may own. Additionally, Mr. May II receives a salary of $9,070,000.00 as CEO at Deere & Company. Learn More about John C. May II's net worth.

How old is John C. May II?

Mr. May II is currently 54 years old. There are 5 older executives and no younger executives at Deere & Company. Learn More on John C. May II's age.

What is John C. May II's salary?

As the CEO of Deere & Company, Mr. May II earns $9,070,000.00 per year. Learn More on John C. May II's salary.

How do I contact John C. May II?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. May II and other Deere & Company executives is ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE, MOLINE IL, 61265. Deere & Company can also be reached via phone at (309) 765-8000. Learn More on John C. May II's contact information.

Has John C. May II been buying or selling shares of Deere & Company?

John C. May II has not been actively trading shares of Deere & Company within the last three months. Most recently, John C. May II sold 52,967 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $416.02, for a transaction totalling $22,035,331.34. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 109,126 shares of the company's stock, valued at $45,398,598.52. Learn More on John C. May II's trading history.

Who are Deere & Company's active insiders?

Deere & Company's insider roster includes D. Campbell (CFO), Tami Erwin (Director), Marc Howze (CAO), Mary Jones (SVP), Rajesh Kalathur (Insider), John May II (CEO), Cory Reed (Insider), John Stone (Insider), and Markwart von Pentz (Insider). Learn More on Deere & Company's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Deere & Company?

During the last twelve months, Deere & Company insiders bought shares 1 times. They purchased a total of 675 shares worth more than $250,458.75. During the last twelve months, insiders at the industrial products company sold shares 5 times. They sold a total of 98,763 shares worth more than $39,638,001.58. The most recent insider tranaction occured on October, 2nd when insider Ryan D Campbell sold 6,073 shares worth more than $2,302,820.87. Insiders at Deere & Company own 0.3% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Deere & Company.

Information on this page was last updated on 10/2/2023.

John C. May II Insider Trading History at Deere & Company

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
6/22/2023Sell52,967$416.02$22,035,331.34109,126View SEC Filing Icon  
6/2/2021Sell39,336$359.07$14,124,377.5278,949View SEC Filing Icon  
12/16/2019Sell8,112$174.11$1,412,380.3249,157View SEC Filing Icon  
12/13/2019Sell5,075$173.38$879,903.5049,157View SEC Filing Icon  
7/26/2019Sell5,228$170.00$888,760.0049,310View SEC Filing Icon  
6/21/2019Sell16,468$163.21$2,687,742.2860,550View SEC Filing Icon  
1/17/2019Sell11,661$160.21$1,868,208.8155,743View SEC Filing Icon  
12/11/2017Sell20,835$151.07$3,147,543.4511,383View SEC Filing Icon  
10/24/2017Sell18,626$130.76$2,435,535.7637,462View SEC Filing Icon  
10/2/2017Sell22,095$127.04$2,806,948.8051,429View SEC Filing Icon  
6/6/2017Sell19,907$125.57$2,499,721.9949,241View SEC Filing Icon  
11/23/2016Sell18,614$96.46$1,795,506.4428,926View SEC Filing Icon  
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Deere & Company Company Overview

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Deere & Company manufactures and distributes various equipment worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Production and Precision Agriculture, Small Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. The Production and Precision Agriculture segment provides mid-size tractors, combines, cotton pickers and strippers, sugarcane harvesters, harvesting front-end equipment, sugarcane loaders, pull-behind scrapers, and tillage and seeding equipment, as well as application equipment, including sprayers and nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery for grain growers. The Small Agriculture and Turf segment offers utility tractors, and related loaders and attachments; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment, commercial mowing equipment, golf course equipment, and utility vehicles, as well as implements for mowing, tilling, snow and debris handling, aerating, residential, commercial, golf, and sports turf care applications; other outdoor power products; and hay and forage equipment. This segment also resells products from other manufacturers. It serves dairy and livestock producers, crop producers, and turf and utility customers. The Construction and Forestry segment provides a range of backhoe loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, four-wheel-drive loaders, excavators, motor graders, articulated dump trucks, landscape and skid-steer loaders, milling machines, pavers, compactors, rollers, crushers, screens, asphalt plants, log skidders, log feller bunchers, log loaders and forwarders, log harvesters, and attachments; and roadbuilding equipment. The Financial Services segment finances sales and leases agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment. It also offers wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment; and extended equipment warranties, as well as finances retail revolving charge accounts. Deere & Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.
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