Professor Peter Pickel
John Deere Fellow and Manager External Relations

Within John Deere, Prof. Dr. Pickel manages research and development of advanced technology. Peter Pickel and his team lead all governmentally funded R&D activities in EU zone and external technology relationships. In 2019, Pickel became honorary professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. Peter Pickel studied mechanical engineering with a focus on production technology at the Technical University of Berlin and holds a PhD from the same university. His PhD thesis focused on agricultural machinery. In 2000 (till 2010) he became a full tenured professor for agricultural engineering, communal machinery and environmental technologies at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Saxony Anhalt, Germany) where he also was the dean of the Agricultural Faculty from 2003 to 2006. Peter Pickel is the chairman of the VDI Society Technologies of Life Sciences (VDI: German society of engineers). As an expert for agricultural engineering he has been a member of the Bioeconomy Panel of the European Commission from 2013 to 2015. Since 2009 he is a full member of the Club of Bologna (CoB). He has been being a member of management committee since 2016. More information Website – www.deere.com LinkedIn – peter-pickel-188a22b2

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