Deere's Klaus Hoehn to Deliver April 3 Grabbing the Globe Seminar

Monday, March 31, 2008

"Perspectives on Innovation in a Global Market Place" is the title of a 4:30-5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 3, free, public talk in Stanley Auditorium,om 1505 of the Seamans Center, at the University of Iowa College of Engineering by Klaus G. Hoehn, vice president, advanced technology and engineering, Deere & Company, Moline, Ill.

Hoehn is responsible for directing Deere & Co. advanced technology development and engineering services that support worldwide agricultural,construction, and commercial and consumer equipment design and manufacturing.

The talk is a part of the Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series recognizing UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Randall Meyer and his wife, Barbara. Meyer, who earned a UI bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with highest distinction in 1948, began a 40-year career with Standard Oil Company, New Jersey (now ExxonMobil Corporation) immediately following graduation and served as president of Exxon Company USA in 1972 and chief executive officer in 1976, a position he held until his retirement in 1988.