Arnold Taube is a project manager in John Deere's Customer Support Engineering Department. He is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and promoting new technology for John Deere's Interactive Electronic Technical Manual. In this role he leads John Deere's Augmented Reality Community of Practice and actively researches AR and VR technologies and products, works with project teams applying those technologies, and advocates standards to assist in their application to manufacturing and product service use-cases. In addition, Arnie works to leverage Product Engineering's work product within Service Publications.
During that work he became the inventor of three patents for John Deere.
Arnie is completing his 43rd year with John Deere, having served in Manufacturing Engineering, Information Systems, Technical Sales & Marketing, Media Relations, and Service Publications roles. He is a past chairperson of SAE's Service Technology Program Committee, is the team leader and champion of SAE's J2892 Standard - "Graphics Based Service Information", is a mentor of the Project Team working to update SAE's J817 Standard - "Engineering Design Serviceability Guidelines - Construction and Industrial Machinery - Maintainability Index," and is a 2012 winner of SAE's Forest McFarland Award. Arnie is a frequent presenter at SAE's World Automotive and Commercial Vehicles Congresses and has written six papers for those conferences.
Arnie earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a MBA, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a former community hospital board member and a past-president of his community's local chapter of Kiwanis International. He currently serves on SAE's Engineering Meetings Board as Vice-chair, on SAE's Service Technology Program Committee, on the International Advisory Board for The Russian Engineer Web Portal, and on the board of directors for his community's Concert Band. He plays the clarinet and is the leader of the Maple City German Band.