Episode 26 Route to the Top with Graham Thompson (US)
Graham Thompson reflects on a career starting as a service technician with an agricultural engineer in Hampshire to his appointment as Director, Tractor Portfolio Development and Strategic Growth Planning for Deere and Co in the US
After working on a Hampshire farm, Graham took further education at Sparsholt College and Lackham College and landed a job as a service technician with John Deere dealer Roger Hunt.
After three years, he joined John Deere UK branch as a Field Service Manager, moved to Deere's European operation at Mannheim before being offered a move to the United States, based at the company's iconic Waterloo tractor plant in Iowa.
He reflects on the mentors who helped him along the way, on lessons learned during travel to over 60 countries, his interest in vintage tractors and the best advice he was ever given.