John Deere has appointed Jonathan Henry as the new Managing Director of John Deere Limited in the UK and Ireland.

He will take over the role on July 1, 2016 from Anthony Scott, who is to retire after 40 years in the company.

Henry joined John Deere Limited as a management trainee in July 1993, following an HND in mechanisation, planning and business management at the Scottish Agricultural College, Auchencruive, and a spell in the service department of an agricultural dealership.

From late 1993 he worked as an area manager product support (AMPS) in south-west England, and from 1997 to 2001 as a territory manager in the north of England and borders of Scotland.

Subsequent appointments included product manager of the then newly established agricultural management solutions (AMS) precision farming technology range, key accounts manager, combines product manager and division sales manager from January 2006.

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Jonathan Henry - John DeereFrom early 2009, he has held various product marketing roles in Germany and the US, chiefly supporting the launch of the 6R to 8R Series tractors.

Since May 2015, he has been planning director for Deere’s global crop harvesting business, according to the company.

Antony Scott was appointed managing director of John Deere Limited in the UK and Ireland in July 2014, succeeding Richard Johnson.

Jim Orr, John Deere's Vice President, said that throughout his career, he has had an impact on thousands of customers, dealers and employees.

"He is known to many as a consummate business professional and team player, fully committed to the brand.

"We thank him for his significant contributions to John Deere over his career - particularly so in the year the branch is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the UK and Ireland - and wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement."