SHEFFIELD, IOWA — John Teeple has been named chief operating officer of Sukup Manufacturing Co., a family-owned and operated manufacturer of grain storage, drying, and handling equipment, and steel buildings.

Prior to joining Sukup, Teeple was head of worldwide business development, agriculture solutions, at Amazon Web Services. Earlier, he was senior vice president of agriculture at DTN. He also spent 23 years at John Deere in leadership positions in manufacturing, R&D, strategy and technology.

“John has stellar experience in agriculture and manufacturing, and will be a valuable addition to our team,” said Steve Sukup, president and chief executive officer. “As Sukup continues growing and technology is increasingly critical to farm and agriculture products, we are confident in John’s ability to work with our manufacturing operations, shipping, facility optimization, and product development teams. Innovation has always been key to our growth at Sukup, and we look forward to John being part of the team as we bring high quality grain storage, drying, and handling products to the agriculture industry.”

Teeple received a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Iowa State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.