Adel A. Zakaria
(MSIE 1970, PhD 1973)
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (1999)
Senior Vice President
Engineering and Manufacturing
Deere & Company
For his technical expertise and innovative leadership within the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment.
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (1998)
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Manufacturing
Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division
Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois
"My Purdue education has taken me to many places and many assignments, and it has served me very well. In addition to the foundation of a solid engineering education, I believe the following aspects are required to make a successful future leader. These essential aspects include: strong skills in communication, interpersonal & team orientation, international understanding and orientation, and leadership."