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Samuel R. Allen

Samuel R. Allen (born c. 1953) is an American businessman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of John Deere, and the chairman of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Samuel R. Allen
Born c. 1953
Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater Purdue University
Occupation Businessman

Early lifeEdit

Samuel R. Allen was born circa 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina.[1][2] He graduated with a bachelor of science in industrial management from Purdue University in 1975.[1][2][3]


Allen started his career at John Deere in 1975, where he first worked as an industrial engineer.[1] He became its president and chief operating officer from June 2009.[4] He has been its chairman and chief executive officer since February 2010.[4] In 2016, he earned more than US$18 million.[1][5]

Allen serves as the chairman of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.[4] He has served on the board of directors of Whirlpool since June 2010.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Company Overview of Deere & Company: Samuel R. Allen". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Board of Director Biographies". John Deere. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Our Leadership: Samuel R. Allen". Whirlpool. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Council Leadership: Chairman". U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "$18,802,364 Samuel R. Allen, chairman and CEO, Deere". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 5, 2017.