Press release   August 10, 2020

Timo Ylänen appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry, Deere&Company

Timo Ylänen, Director, John Deere Forestry Oy, has been appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry, Deere&Company. In his new position Ylänen will be responsible for full-tree and cut-to-length machine business globally and will be a member of the Construction & Forestry senior leadership team.

Timo Ylänen

In June 2020 Deere announced a new Smart Industrial operating model targeting the development of production systems, technology solutions and support capabilities across the full lifetime of products. The new operating model is designed to generate clear added value for customers and support their profitability. In line with the operating model, product development capital will be allocated to the most promising, most profitable technologies that drive value creation for customers in an effort to integrate
smart technology innovations also into existing production. Also organizational structures will be renewed to support the new operating model.

In his new position Ylänen will report to Construction & Forestry President John Stone. Timo’s strong sales and marketing experience, expertise in the global forestry industry, and sound business acumen are solid qualifications for the new responsibilities.

Ylänen will work from the Tampere location.


Timo Ylänen

John Deere Forestry Oy’s Finance Director Tarja Tuomela has been appointed to lead Deere&Company´s Forestry business financials management globally.

Tarja also will work from Tampere.






Further information
Elina Suuriniemi
Communications Specialist
John Deere Forestry Oy
Tel. +358 400 466476

John Deere Forestry Oy is domiciled in Tampere, which is the site of forest machine product development and the European marketing centre. The company employs about 800 people in Finland. John Deere forest machines are produced in Joensuu. 
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing needs for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.