Senior Product Manager, Jobsite Automation, John Deere Construction and Forestry Division
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As a core member of the Precision Construction technology team, Pete has responsibility for product vision and strategy of Jobsite Automation. His current focus is on discovery and delivery of disruptive workflow solutions that enable safer and more profitable customer operations. Bringing positive energy and collaborative leadership to Deere’s technology, product and platform teams Pete has a passion for pursuing better solutions that unlock customer value by connecting construction operations with the digital twin via machine automation, seamless data aggregation and easy to use analytics.
In addition to his successful 30 years of performance at Deere in various globally strategic positions, Pete is also a retired Senior Naval Officer (Aerospace Engineering) having served 32 years with the United States Navy Reserve. Notable recent technology accomplishments include being a recipient of the 2021 C&F President’s Award for SmartGrade as well as a three-year active-duty assignment as the E-6B Mission Systems Leader, Block II Upgrade (a Boeing 707 variant), delivering critical satcom, voice, video, and data capability upgrades to the country’s nuclear fleet.
Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.