Mark D. Core

Mark Core, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, is responsible for delivering a consistent and premium experience for Vermeer customers by directing the integration of a corporate brand, marketing, external training, interactive engagement, research and parts distribution system that reaches across 500+ agricultural and industrial equipment dealerships and 13 affiliated organization locations serving customers on six continents.

Core joined Vermeer in 1996 as manager of external training and dealer development and was later promoted to the Executive Team as vice president of the company’s Ag Product Group in 2002. Through the years, his leadership expanded to include oversight of global parts distribution, all marketing, external training, research and dealer development, which culminated into his appointment as chief marketing officer in 2013 and executive vice president in 2015.  

Mark grew up on a livestock/crop farm near Pleasantville, Iowa. He was actively involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including FFA State Vice President.

Core received a BS degree in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University. He was previously employed by Syntex Animal Health, West Des Moines, Iowa where he held sales, sales management and product management positions. Two year member of the Presidents Council.

Community/Professional Involvement

  • Currently serving on the AG Sector Board of AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers)
  • Member Farm Equipment Manufactures Association
  • Former President of the Iowa Foundation of Agricultural Advancement
  • Church deacon and board member
  • Local Vocational Agriculture Advisory Committee
  • Founding member Pleasantville FFA Alumni Association