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Anca Eisele has held various roles at John Deere for 15 years. Currently she is the global commodity quality manager for operator stations and plastics, leading an international team to onboard qualified suppliers. She supports new product introduction programs and drives continuous improvement projects. 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 contributed to the international colloquium “Empowering Women in Engineering and Technology,” held by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations in 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. In addition, she led the international members’ team and worked on the SWE Strategic Long-Range Plan as a member of the strategic planning committee. Eisele assisted the chartering of the Cedar Valley Section in the U.S. 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. She was appointed to the board as special director for SWE’s international expansion. Most recently, Eisele was elected to the board as director of professional excellence.
Eisele holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Heilbronn; an MBA in lean manufacturing consulting from the Institute for International Management Consulting, Ludwigshafen, Germany; and was certified by the American Society for Quality as manager of quality/organizational excellence.
Living in Germany, in her leisure time Eisele enjoys golfing, reading, and is an herbal educationalist focused on ethnobotanic.