Greg Van Bladel is Operations Group Controller, Small Ag & Turf at John Deere for U.S. and Canada, is a member of the Hull College Advisory Board.
Van Bladel has held his current position with John Deere since August 2020. He is responsible for the financial reporting and the internal controls of manufacturing operations, as well as leading the financial planning and analysis activities to support the Small Ag & Turf business units and the associated production systems.
He joined John Deere in 1995 as an intern in the Horicon, WI, factory. His first position after graduation was Cost Accountant at John Deere’s corporate headquarters in Moline, IL. His subsequent positions include Auditor; International Audit Supervisor (Germany); Accounting Supervisor (Netherlands); Senior Financial Analyst – JD Financial; Manager Debt & Securitization Accounting – JD Financial; Controller John Deere Financial (Australia); Manager – Global Funding; and Manager – Treasury Operations. He moved to Augusta in 2010 as the Factory Controller and was named Product Line Controller – Global Utility Tractors in 2013 and Product Line Controller – Small Tractors & Loaders in 2016.
Van Bladel earned a B.A. in Accounting from Augustana College (IL) and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
He is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Georgia Society of CPAs, Institute of Management Accountants, and Chartered Global Management Accountants, and holds the CMA and CPA certifications.
The Advisory Board meets twice a year and assists the College with advice on curriculum, fundraising, community engagement, and branding.