Deere & Company announced on January 5 the election of Brian M. Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, to the company’s board of directors.
“Brian’s depth of leadership experience in technology, manufacturing and supply chain management is a valuable addition to the Deere & Company board of directors,” said Samuel R. Allen, Deere’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to Brian joining the Deere board.”
In May 2013, Krzanich was appointed CEO of Intel Corporation and elected a member of the Intel board of directors. He had previously served Intel as chief operating officer after progressing through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel.
As COO, Krzanich led an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel operations in technology, manufacturing, foundry, supply chain, human resources, and information technology, as well as being responsible for Intel’s China strategy. Prior to becoming COO, Krzanich held senior leadership positions in Intel’s manufacturing organization.
Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 as a process engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from San Jose State University and has one patent for semiconductor processing.