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John Deere Power Systems announces senior management transition

May 22, 2018  By John Deere Power Systems

David Hoffman John Deere Power Systems

May 22, 2018 — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced a change to its senior management team in response to the planned retirement of John Piasecki, director of worldwide marketing, sales and customer support. Piasecki will be succeeded by David Hoffman, who has been in the position of director of customer and product support for John Deere tractors.

After more than 20 years of service at John Deere, Piasecki has announced his retirement. Starting with John Deere’s Construction and Forestry Division, and then transitioning to JDPS, he held positions in marketing, sales, and customer support. While at JDPS, Piasecki led the organization’s OEM engine and drivetrain business among other duties. Prior to working for Deere, Piasecki spent 22 years in the engine-manufacturing industry in commercial and engineering management positions.

“John was a key leader throughout our global engine-emissions journey, nurturing strong connections with company partners, engine distributors, dealers and customers around the world. We are thankful for his contributions to John Deere Power Systems.” said Jean Gilles, senior vice-president, John Deere Power Systems, worldwide parts services, advanced technology and engineering, and global supply management and logistics.

Hoffman has held various positions in product engineering, factory marketing, branch operations, sales and customer and product support in the U.S. and Europe.


“David’s background and prior roles, including managing worldwide engine and drivetrain sales, have prepared him well for his new position serving John Deere engine users worldwide,” Gilles said. “We’re confident that David’s extensive global experience will make for a seamless transition.”

About John Deere Power Systems
John Deere Power Systems manufactures and markets industrial, marine, and generator drive diesel engines, as well as drivetrain components for use in a variety of off-highway applications. For more information, visit John Deere Power Systems at

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