Ernest Streicher, John Deere

Ernest Streicher is a Division Engineer at John Deere in the Enterprise Electronics Group. He manages engineering teams that design and develop electrical and electronic hardware components, including sensors, for John Deere machines. He has over thirty years of experience in the design and development of electronic control systems for Diesel engines and agricultural equipment. For 11 of those years he worked at Cummins on Diesel engine electronic controls and for the last 18 years at John Deere working on Diesel engine controls and electronic hardware for agricultural equipment. He holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He resides in Eldridge, Iowa.

(Bio added Sept. 2014)


Mr. Streicher will provide an overview of John Deere and the products and services that are provided to our agricultural and construction equipment customers. He will discuss sensor applications both on Deere machines and others used by our customers. He will describe some of the challenges of taking laboratory sensors and applying them on machines and illustrate with some examples. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of future needs which might be met with Nanotechnology sensors.