Ronald M. DeFeo is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Terex Corporation.
Terex is a global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment for use in a variety of industries, including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, shipping, transportation, energy, refining, and utilities. Terex also offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.
Under Mr. DeFeo’s leadership, Terex Corporation has grown to become a diversified global manufacturer with operations in five business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes, Terex Materials Processing and Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions.
Mr. DeFeo joined Terex in 1992 as President of the Company’s then-Heavy Equipment Group. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 1993, became Chief Executive Officer in 1995, and Chairman of the Board in 1998.
Before joining Terex, Mr. DeFeo was a Senior Vice President of J.I. Case Company, the former farm and construction equipment division of Tenneco Inc. During his tenure there, he served in a number of other leadership roles, including Managing Director of Case Construction Equipment for Europe, Vice President of North American Construction Equipment Sales, and General Manager of Retail Operations.
Mr. DeFeo began his career in brand management with Procter & Gamble, where he spent 10 years.
Mr. DeFeo serves as a director of Kennametal Inc. (a Terex supplier) and is a member of the Iona College Board of Trustees. He is also on the Board and is a former Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Mr. DeFeo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from Iona College.
Mr. DeFeo is an advocate for long-term infrastructure planning and investment and speaks frequently on the subject before various interest groups and in the media.