MOLINE, Ill., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- John Deere has earned designation as Company of the Year from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The award recognizes outstanding support for SHPE and its programs including Deere's commitment to empower students, including Hispanics, through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
"It's an honor to be recognized for what is a competitive advantage at John Deere – ensuring we are committed to offer a work environment in which diversity is valued," said Sam Allen, chairman and chief executive officer at Deere & Company.
John Deere employees support SHPE through local, regional and national leadership in the organization and helped establish the Eastern Iowa SHPE Professional Chapter. Deere also has its own SHPE organization within the company that provides opportunities for employees to focus on professional development.
Deere was presented the award at the SHPE National Conference. In addition, Deere engineer Maria Cecilia de Castro Breda was honored with the SHPE Star of Tomorrow Award, which is presented to an engineer with three to five years of experience who has demonstrated outstanding technical performance, professionalism, integrity, and dedication and commitment to mentoring and community service. She is a supplier quality engineer at John Deere Power Systems in Waterloo, Iowa.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) (www.JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.
SOURCE Deere & Company