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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
Bornc. 1953
Alma materPurdue University

Early lifeEdit

Samuel R. Allen was born circa 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina.[1][2] He attended Purdue University as an Evans Scholar[3] and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management in 1975.[1][2][4]


Allen started his career at John Deere in 1975, where he first worked as an industrial engineer.[1] He became the company's President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2009.[5] Allen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere & Company since February 2010.[5] In 2016, he earned more than US$18 million.[1][6]

Allen serves as the chairman of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.[5] He has served on the board of directors of Whirlpool Corporation since June 2010.[4]


  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. ^ "WGAESF on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  4. ^ a b "Our Leadership: Samuel R. Allen". Whirlpool. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Council Leadership: Chairman". U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "$18,802,364 Samuel R. Allen, chairman and CEO, Deere". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 5, 2017.