Anca Eisele has has held various roles at John Deere for 13 years. Currently she is the global commodity quality manager for operator stations and plastics, leading an international team to onboard qualified suppliers. She is responsible for executing continuous improvement projects and supporting new product introduction programs. Her past experience includes assignments as product and customer support manager, project management, and design engineering.
An active member of the German engineering society Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, Eisele participated in the international colloquium “Empowering Women in Engineering and Technology” held by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 2007.
Since 2006, she has served the Society of Women Engineers in a number of roles, including international senator, council of representatives member, and professional development committee member. Eisele also assisted in the chartering of the Cedar Valley Section and represented John Deere on the Corporate Partnership Council. In Germany, she chaired the “Step Forward!” conferences and worked to bring the needs of international women engineers to the attention of the Society. Most recently, Eisele led the international members team and was a member of the strategic planning committee, working on the SWE Strategic Long-Range Plan.
Eisele holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Heilbronn, Germany, an MBA in lean manufacturing consulting from the Institute of International Management Consulting, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and was certified by the American Society for Quality as manager of quality/organizational excellence.
In her leisure time, Eisele enjoys golfing, reading, and is an herbal educationalist focused on ethnobotanic. She lives in Germany with her Maltese dog, Pippi.