Aaron L. Wetzel is Vice President, Production Systems Small Ag &Turf, Deere & Company.
Aaron L. Wetzel is Vice President, Small Ag & Turf Production Systems, a position he has held since June 2020. In this role, Aaron leads the end to end process of developing Deere’s next generation of product and technology solutions that meet specific customer and market needs.
Prior to his current role, Wetzel was the Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing at John Deere Financial. Wetzel had global responsibility for leading the John Deere Financial marketing and sales functions. In addition, he managed lending operations for Latin America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and guided John Deere Financial’s strategy and operating platform organizations to a new agile operating model.
He also served as Vice President, A&T Global Platform, Crop Care, for the Agriculture & Turf Division, a position he has held since September 2012. He is responsible for the design, manufacture, and sourcing of the crop care platform of products for Deere’s global agriculture and turf equipment operations.
Mr. Wetzel joined the company in 1988 as a summer student in accounting and began full-time in 1990 as an auditor. Wetzel’s previous assignments include Group Product Manager- Utility Vehicles and North American Sales manager for Golf & Turf with the Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division (C&CE).
In 2005, Mr. Wetzel served as Director, Region II C&CE Sales based at the European office in Mannheim. In 2006, he was Director, Strategic Planning and Customer Focus for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the Agricultural Division. He was named Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Planning in South America for the Agricultural Division in April 2007. He was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Latin America, Agriculture and Turf Division in May 2009.
Mr. Wetzel received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Augustana College and his master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.