The news coming from the historical enterprise John Deere, American company that for 180 years has produced agricultural machines and heavy equipment, speaks of young talents who allow big large world players to innovate. The latest news diffused by the company concern in fact the precious contribution by John Van Poucke, a part-time student and e-Machine data analyst at the John Deere Technology and Innovation Center in the University of Illinois Research Park.
In his ten months with Deere, John has taken complicated and complex electric motor testing and simulation data, and created a simple tool that shows machine performance results and allows a wider range of stakeholders to interact with and understand the data. Beyond the technical expertise John brings to the role, he is approachable, likeable, and easy to talk to.
Upon graduating from The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this May with his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, John will work full-time with Deere as a part of the Engineering Development Program (EDP). He will be based in our office in Cary, North Carolina. Deere’s EDP gives young engineers a range of experiences quickly at the beginning of their career, which helps them find their passion, learn about the company, and grow their network.