Rosalind Fox
Factory Manager
John Deere Turf Care
Fuquay-Varina, NC

“I’m most proud of my current position as a Factory Manager.  Since my first internship, this has always been my dream job.  Factory Manager roles have traditionally been held by men and with me, an African American female, being in this position serves as an example for other women to consider a career in manufacturing.”

Rosalind contributed greatly to John Deere from her first assignment, where she was a key contributor to moving 4 product lines from the Woodstock, Ontario location to Dubuque and Davenport.  In supply management, she was instrumental in resolving material flow and availability issues.  As the Business Unit manager, she transitioned an assembly line over the Christmas holiday to resume production on a new product line.  Rosalind then took a developmental assignment as Diversity and Inclusion Director, where she leveraged her operations background to raise conversation on diversity and inclusion. Rosalind is now the first African American female Factory Manager in John Deere's 175-year history.
Rosalind has broken barriers in her career, and through her actions and achievements, she shows why integrating diversity and inclusion is important to building a better company.

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