Greg Frenzel 2017-08-30 01:22:15
Product Specialist, CLAAS University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mechanized Systems Management, B.S., 2016 Hometown: Weeping Water, Nebraska Enjoys: Restoring vehicles, and riding off-road vehicles Igrew up on a farm working for the family trenching and trucking business. It was a natural for me to get my degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Mechanized Systems Management (MSYM) and minoring in agronomy. Between my sophomore and junior years, I had an internship with Syngenta Crop Protection. I performed chemical research and development at several locations with various crop types. Later, I took the opportunity to visit Argentina on a study-abroad program. I experienced agriculture in a nation with terrain that encompasses the Andes Mountains, glacial lakes, and the Pampas, the grazing land of Argentina’s famed beef cattle. While enjoying the culture, I learned about the local infrastructure and how Argentina’s farming operations differ from those of U.S. growers. Hands down (and hands on), the highlight of my school experience was my job at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory. I spent hour upon hour at the lab performing tests on manufacturers’ tractors and working on the University of Nebraska’s 1/4 scale tractor. Our team took first place at the 2016 ASABE International 1/4 Scale Tractor Competition—that was a thrill! Through the ASABE Nebraska Section, I made a connection with the human resources department at CLAAS. My experience on the 1/4 scale tractor team and job at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory was a plus for me as a job candidate. My resume also showed experience in team research, design, marketing, test and validation, and fabrication. Throughout the interview process, I tried to convey that I wasn’t just looking for a job. I wanted the challenge of improving equipment performance through innovative technology. Bingo! I knew that I wanted to work for this company, and I plan to continue with the equipment industry as the future unfolds.
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