Jena Holtberg-Benge is General Manager for John Deere Reman, responsible for the remanufacturing strategy and production with facilities in Springfield, MO and Edmonton, Canada and distribution globally. John Deere remanufactures engines, drive train, hydraulic, fuel and electronic components. Jena is a strong believer in the value of remanufacturing to provide quality products to customers while executing on global sustainability goals. As Vice-Chairperson for the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) she advocates and collaborates with many to solve common challenges and advocate for the industry.
Holtberg-Benge joined Deere in 2001 and subsequently held roles in marketing, customer support, quality, operations, strategic planning and business development in the US, India and China. In 2014 as Director, John Deere WorkSight™, she was responsible for the strategy and execution of technology and innovation for construction and forestry equipment. Prior to Deere she was instrumental in the start up of Laura Mercier Cosmetics and the development of a management designate program for HQ Global Workplaces.
Jena holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Vassar College and an MBA (International Business) from Thunderbird, the School of Global Management.
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