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