Glenn P. Baker, Global Director, Enterprise Strategic Manufacturing, Deere and Company

GlennBaker.pngGlenn has worked for John Deere for more than 38 years, including experiences in their Parts Division, Agricultural Equipment Division, Construction and Forestry Division, Power Systems Division and World Headquarters. He is currently the Global Director – Enterprise Strategic Manufacturing supporting manufacturing engineering, manufacturing operations, facilities engineering, global real estate and business process management for all John Deere's operating divisions globally.

Glenn began his career as an Industrial Engineer, but has held numerous positions in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing operations, new product development, and quality management. His most recent leadership assignments include Director - Supply Management C&F, Manufacturing Manager – Waterloo Tractor Works, General Manager - Engine Works and Director - Engineering, Technology and Quality Services at Deere and Company.

He is a 1977 graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA from the University of Dubuque. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Iowa Innovation Council, co-chair for the Iowa Innovation Council Advanced Manufacturing Workgroup, a member of the Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness and the Department of Energy and on the Leadership Council for the Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight (MForesight) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

He has previously served on the Illinois team of the National Governors Association Policy Academy for promoting Advanced Manufacturing, on the Executive Advisory Board for the United States Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative, and as Director on the Cedar Valley United Way Board.

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