Advisory Board

  • Andrew Hansen
  • Factory Manager, Retired
  • John Deere Des Moines Works
  • Ankeny, IA

Professional Accomplishments

Before retiring in 2017, Andy led one of John Deere’s largest factories, the Des Moines Works, where he was responsible for all aspects of factory operations including safety, quality, cost & delivery. The Des Moines Works manufactures a broad range of Cotton, Tillage & Sprayer equipment.

Andy joined John Deere in 1976 after graduating from Iowa State University. Andy’s career with Deere included numerous assignments of increasing responsibility in both the Agriculture and Construction & Forestry Equipment Divisions. Those assignments included Operations Manager, Waterloo Tractor Works (Deere’s largest factory), Director of Supply Management, Construction & Forestry Equipment Division and Factory Manager, Ottumwa Works (Hay Equipment) as well as Factory Manager, John Deere Des Moines Works.

Andy and his wife, Cindy, reside in Granger, Iowa.

Community Service/Accomplishments

  • Former Executive Board member, Ankeny Economic Development Corporation
  • Former Board member, Iowa Association of Business & Industry
  • Former Board member, Northwestern University MMM Innovation Council

Education

  • B.S., Industrial Administration, Iowa State University
  • Executive Program, Darden Business School