Deere & Co. announced the election of Brian M. Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp., to its board of directors.
“Brian's depth of leadership experience in technology, manufacturing and supply chain management is a valuable addition to the Deere & Co. board of directors,” said Samuel R. Allen, chairman/CEO.
Krzanich has been CEO of Intel since 2013. He had previously served as COO after progressing through a series of technical and leadership roles.
As COO, Krzanich led an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel operations in technology, manufacturing, foundry, supply chain, human resources, and information technology as well as being responsible for Intel's China strategy. Prior to becoming COO, Krzanich held senior leadership positions in Intel's manufacturing organization.
Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 as a process engineer. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from San Jose State University and has one patent for semiconductor processing.
Source: Deere & Co.