September 14, 2011
Michael J. Mack, Jr., president of the Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division for Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, and utility sectors.
AEM directors help set the guidelines and operating policies of the association on behalf of its members in areas including public policy representation, technical and product safety support, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, global business development services, education and training, workforce development, and worksite safety/ educational materials.
Mack has held his current position since June 2009. He began his career at the John Deere Des Moines Works as a summer intern engineer and has held positions in Treasury while living in Europe. He has held assignments elsewhere in dealer systems, business development, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing.
Prior to returning to the Finance Division as vice president and treasurer in 2004, Mack served as senior vice president, marketing and administration for the company’s Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division. He was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Deere & Co. in January 2006. Mack is a graduate of Iowa State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, and is a registered professional engineer. He holds a master’s degree in business administration in finance, operations and statistics from the University of Chicago.