The John Deere Fellows Program is the highest level of individual recognition to employees who have contributed to John Deere's success through deep expertise in their functional areas, demonstrated leadership, and their reputation inside and outside the company.
At John Deere, we recognize and celebrate our innovative thinkers, leaders, and doers who steer us into the future and, with a shared higher purpose, enable lives to leap forward.
Recognized as a Structural Design & Analysis Fellow, he understands the disruption failure can cause and works to ensure Deere quality and reliability.
The Materials Engineering Analytics Fellow recipient utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to turn the puzzle pieces of production into world-class products.
Having already created one of the company’s most impactful manufacturing tools, our Factory Automation Fellow now looks to advance the technology in our factories.
As a Software Engineering Fellow, he makes the invisible a powerful and productive solution for our customers and their businesses.
Kurt Chipperfield, Staff Engineer, Virtual Reality, uses a small business owner approach to expanding VR's implementation which benefits both customers and colleagues.
Clayton Janasek, Senior Staff Engineer, has the ability to turn simulation results into practical, real-life applications which deepens customer trust and loyalty.
Rich Humpal, Engineering Manager, Application Technology Development, took an essential product line and turned it into a sustainability solution, making customers more efficient and profitable.
Lara Baugh, Director, Risk Management, safeguards the company's exposure to risk, allowing John Deere to become more innovative and aggressive.
Kent Wanner, Senior Staff Engineer, Electrification, helps outpace the evolution of electrification, often bridging the gap between diesel power and the future.