Jim LaValley, Sales Engineer, has been with DISTek since 2017. For 22 years prior to joining DISTek, his career centered on manufacturing, product development, and project management for gasoline engines. Since joining the company, he has focused on the needs of the Great Lakes area mobile off-highway OEMs providing them with solutions in Modeling & Simulation, Embedded Software, and Automation & Test Systems.
In April of this year, I had the opportunity to attend an international conference in Dusseldorf, Germany; well, to be more accurate, I attended three (3) conferences in Dusseldorf, Germany: Connected Off-Highway Machines (On the Road towards Autonomous Mobile Machinery); Smart Farming; and Autonomous Trucks.
Prior to the annual planting/growing season, the ag industry holds an annual trade show and convention called the Commodity Classic. This year the event was held in Anaheim, California from Feb. 27th-Mar. 1st with the theme “Grow Beyond!” The Commodity Classic is the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused trade show held in the U.S.