Managing Director, Engineering Innovation Hub
Daryl L. Peterson is the first managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH). He oversees the coordination and operational management of the EIH’s technology, programs, and outreach in support of its dual mission of academic and industry engagement.
Prior to joining Notre Dame in January 2021, Peterson earned more than 20 years of manufacturing experience at Deere & Co.
He led programs for Deere’s global product lines, managing cross-functional teams charged with improving business processes and reducing product complexity. He led the creation of Deere’s Enterprise Digital Capability Lab, aimed at developing engineers as they worked with new technologies in artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, collaborative robotics, autonomous robotics, and lightweight materials. He also created a Manufacturing Leadership program to further develop the next generation of manufacturing leaders.
Prior to his tenure at Deere, Peterson was a manufacturing engineer with Ford Motor Company. He holds a master of business administration from the University of Chicago, a master of science in operations management and master of science in manufacturing management from Kettering University, and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.