Craig Sutton is the manager for advanced manufacturing innovation at Deere and Company. In his role he is challenged with the identification and validation of new emerging trends that enable the competitive advantage of John Deere manufacturing units. He has over 20 years’ experience at Deere with roles ranging from customer support, quality engineering, product engineering, product validation, and manufacturing engineering. He has worked directly on their precision farming equipment, self-propelled sprayers, and combine harvesters. His most recent role has focused on new technologies such as additive manufacturing, robotics, lightweight material integration, and internet of things for manufacturing. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois and his executive MBA from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He is located at the Deere Technology and Innovation Center located in Moline, IL.