John Deere Electronic Solutions completes identity transition

FARGO, N.D., Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc. (JDES) 
announced today it has completed the transition in corporate identity started 
18 months ago and has eliminated use of its original name Phoenix 
International. Since 1999, JDES has been wholly owned by Deere & Company 
(NYSE: DE), a world leading provider of products and services for agriculture, 
construction, forestry and turf care. 
JDES develops and manufactures various advanced electronic components that 
function in rugged and extreme conditions for John Deere and other original 
equipment manufacturers worldwide. JDES has facilities in Fargo, ND, Pune, 
India, and Torreon, Mexico. 
"John Deere and JDES continue to focus on the ever-increasing technology which 
powers machinery – technology that enhances the productivity of our 
customers," said Tom Budan, general manager of JDES. "We transition to the 
John Deere Electronic Solutions name with our ongoing commitment to customers 
that our products and services will continue to represent John Deere's core 
values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation that have served the 
company so well over the past 176 years." 
John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES) strengthens and further differentiates 
John Deere's global business by developing reliable and rugged electronic 
components and systems that function under the most extreme conditions which 
provide differentiating advanced technologies for Deere equipment, thereby 
increasing our end customers' productivity. To enhance innovation, expertise 
and competitiveness, JDES also provides custom and off-the-shelf electronics 
and power electronics for original equipment manufacturers worldwide.

SOURCE  Deere & Company 
Ken Golden, Director, Global Public Relations, Deere & Company, 309-765-5678 
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