John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced engine engineering leadership changes in response to the planned retirement of a vice president.
Michael Weinert, vice president engineering and manufacturing for JDPS, has elected to retire after 42 years of service, effective May 3. With Weinert’s pending retirement, Mani Subramani has been appointed global director engine engineering for JDPS, effective May 1. In this new position, Subramani will provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the development of John Deere diesel engines.
“Mike has over four decades of accomplishments with John Deere, including management roles at four engine factories,” said Pierre Guyot, senior vice president for John Deere Power Systems. “Mike was named director engine engineering in 2003 and vice president engineering and manufacturing in 2010. He has been involved with the John Deere emissions journey since the development of Tier 1/Stage I emissions-certified engines, providing key leadership in the John Deere emissions journey to Final Tier 4/Stage 5.”
Subramani began his career with John Deere in 1999. During his 20 years of service, he has held roles of increasing responsibilities within engine engineering. In these positions, he led the transition of engines from US/EU Tier 2/Stage 2 through Tier 4/Stage 5 and global (Brazil, China, India) emissions compliance. For the last several years, he served as engineering manager for new engine programs and continuous improvement of engines in production.