WRP Volunteers and Staff

Waste Reduction Partners is uniquely staffed with retired engineers, scientists, and staff who share their expertise with businesses and communities across North Carolina. As a multidisciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, civil, environmental, and chemical engineers, scientists, and architects, they have had distinguished careers in a variety of industries, such as automotive, food, textile, utility, chemical, paper, construction, aerospace, electronics, and government. This remarkable group has more than 2,200 years of cumulative experience.

Falkenstein, Dan

Falkenstein, Dan

42 years,

Employed by John Deere with roles in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Facilities, Project Management, and Quality Engineering. Worked in Combine, Planter, Diesel Engine, and Transaxle business units. Spent the last ten years in various corporate Quality Engineering roles. Lived as an expat in Mexico while working on the construction, startup, and operation of a new diesel engine manufacturing plant. Also part of a team that started a joint venture with two Japanese companies to make transaxles in Rock Hill, SC.

BS Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University. MBA from St Ambrose University. American Society for Quality (ASQ) certifications of Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, and Quality Manager/Operational Excellence

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