Bharat Vedak is Vice President, TCI and Deliver Customer Value, a position he's held since June 2010. He leads the enterprise initiative to redefine how John Deere most efficiently develops and delivers products and services to its global customer base. Vedak is also responsible for the John Deere Technology Center in India.
Vedak first joined John Deere in 1974 at its Product Engineering Center in Waterloo, Iowa, and completed a number of assignments there. In 1983, he became Manager, Quality Engineering at the John Deere Engine Works, and eventually was appointed Vice President of Engineering for John Deere's Rotary Engine Division. In 1990, he joined Cummins, Inc. as an executive engineer, and advanced to the position of Vice President, Industrial Customer Engineering. He returned to John Deere in 2005 when he was named to the position of Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies. In May 2009, Vedak was appointed Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group.
Vedak has a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, a master's degree in agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University, and a MBA from the University of Northern Iowa.
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