Former AEM Board Chair and current Deere & Company Vice President of Corporate Strategy Charlie Stamp has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 20.
Stamp served as AEM Board Chair in 2004-2005, and he joined Deere in 1999 following the acquisition of InterAg, where he was president and chief executive officer. In his current role with the company, one which he has held since 2016, Stamp manages Deere & Company’s strategy and business development activities, and he holds responsibility for the office of the chief economist.
“Charlie was a driving force in the development and expansion of the Association’s advocacy activities, helping to lead AEM to take a leadership role engaging and influencing legislative and regulatory issues of importance to our membership and the equipment manufacturing industry,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We owe a great deal to his leadership and direction during those formative years after AEM was established.”
Under his leadership at Deere, the company adopted a revised strategy with a more explicit emphasis on technology. In addition, Deere completed a number of key acquisitions during his tenure. Prior to joining the company, Stamp practiced law in southeastern Missouri before eventually joining an agricultural products company as president and heading a group that founded InterAg Technologies.
Stamp and his wife, Cindy, will continue to make their principal residence in McLean, VA, across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. In addition to working on matters of public policy with several D.C.-based organizations, Stamp plans to continue to mentor students at his undergraduate alma mater in Missouri, where he helped establish an entrepreneurial accelerator.