Nancy Post
Nancy E Post
Global Director Hay & Forage Platform Engineering, John Deere
Cedar Falls, IA
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Nancy is responsible for setting the strategic direction of critical technologies, guiding research and development spending on a global basis, and executing the scope and content of all current and future product programs to meet the business goals of the Hay & Forage Platform within John Deere. Nancy has 30 years of experience in the industry, and 22 years with John Deere. Nancy began her career at Rockwell International developing Satellite Communication systems for the commercial aviation industry. She spent one year at Compressor Controls in Urbandale Iowa as a senior software design engineer for compressor and turbine systems. Nancy joined the John Deere team in the Engine Controls group and has had several positions in the John Deere tractor team of increasing responsibility, focused primarily on systems and software development. She had an expat assignment in Mannheim, Germany. She was appointed to Manager of Tractor Electronic Systems and Software, before assuming the position as Global Quality Manager for Large Tractors. In her position previous to engineering director, she was responsible for developing long range Global Product Plans for the Tractor Platform, which included 1 through 9 series tractors and loaders. Nancy resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband Paul and son Josh. She has two children: Hannah, a Doctor of Chiropractic, residing in CO and Joshua plans to attend University of Iowa to study engineering and business. In her personal time, Nancy has a passion for travel and photography, enjoys all outdoor activities with family and friends, as well as cooking, reading and volunteering.
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  • Tia

    Added Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    I like the technical parts of my role but took a major pay cut recently when I got laid of last year and took a lower paying job with a lateral move with low pay because of the flexibility they offer. My health has been bad due to severe morning sickness and the solar industry is highly volatile I feel worried that there will be a lay off again. I am stuck and cant leave yet due to the paychecks but in the coming months with a baby due in October a career transition is not possible too. I am ...
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    Nancy Post, John Deere
    Answered Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:36 AM
    My children are 18 and 25 now, so I am in a different position than you, but I have had the same concerns throughout my career.  As your child matures, the demands change, but maintaining balance is important.  I would suggest you give serious ...
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