LandPro Equipment, a John Deere dealer with 20 locations across New York, Pennsylvania and one store in Ohio announced Thomas Sutter of Pittsford, NY, as new president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2022. Sutter has been acting as LandPro’s vice president of sales since 2019.
Sutter has a rich history in the agriculture industry in general, as well as with John Deere specifically. Prior to joining LandPro, he worked in multiple positions for John Deere Company for over 8 years, and also served as the CEO of Hutson, INC, a John Deere dealership in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
“Tom’s experience in agriculture, with John Deere and within a dealership in multiple organizations makes him ideal to hand the reins off to,” said Tracy Buck, current president & CEO. “It has been a true pleasure to collaborate with Tom over the last 3 years, as we worked to overcome some of the hardest times I’ve seen in my career. Tom’s focus on customer satisfaction and continuing to create a culture that emulates our Pro Values will undoubtedly drive LandPro’s success in the future.”
Buck will continue to serve on LandPro Equipment’s Board of Directors, in addition to managing the Falconer location, as he steps down from the CEO role.
“I am very humbled and happy to be working with the LandPro team in this new capacity. Our goals since I came here almost 3 years ago have always been focused on improving our customer and employee experiences and that focus will not change. Tracy Buck has been in the business for 43 years and his will be big shoes to fill. I am ready and excited for the opportunity to work with such a phenomenal team to continue to grow our customer service capabilities and further enhance our experiences,” said Sutter.
Sutter is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a BS in Agriculture Mechanization and has an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. In addition to his experience at Deere and Hutson, he has also worked at other equipment dealers in roles including general manager, vice president of sales, and store manager.