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Executives from John Deere and Schaeffler attending the awards festivities included: (back row, from left to right) Neil Erickson, John Deere Staff Engineer - Valvetrain; Michael Weinert, John Deere Vice President of Engineering & Manufacturing; Mitch Campbell, John Deere Supply Base Manager - Valvetrain; Navin Khadiya, John Deere Manager - Base Engine Systems; Joseph Heuthorst, John Deere Global Commodity Manager; (front row, from left to right) Travis Smith, Schaeffler Global Key Account Manager for John Deere; David Thompson, Schaeffler Industrial Americas President; Eric Berndt, Schaeffler Engine & Driveline Technologies Specialist; Jeff Harris, Schaeffler Engine Systems Americas President; Kyle Redfern, John Deere Engineer - Valvetrain
The 2018 John Deere Supplier Innovation Award as presented to Schaeffler
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2019-04-17 | Moline, IL / Fort Mill, SC
Schaeffler Group USA Inc. has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2018. The award is presented to a select group of Suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.
Award selections are based on four factors: Creativity, Feasibility, Collaboration, and Bottom-Line Impact. John Deere created the Supplier Innovation Awards in 2009 to promote innovation in the Company’s Supply Base and recognize Suppliers who think creatively.
Based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. supplies a variety of rolling, linear and plain bearing solutions as well as high-precision components to John Deere operations throughout the world. “Schaeffler’s industry-leading technological innovations are often the result of our close collaboration with valued customers such as John Deere,” said Schaeffler Industrial Americas President David Thompson. “Our relationship with John Deere enables us to understand challenges, find solutions and achieve more...together.”
In addition to David Thompson, Schaeffler representatives accepting the recognition during formal ceremonies held April 16, 2019, in Moline included Engine Systems Americas President Jeff Harris, Engine & Driveline Technologies Specialist Eric Berndt as well as Travis Smith, Global Key Account Manager for John Deere.