Samuel Associates welcomes former Nortrax-John Deere Senior Executive Luke Sheppard
Luke Sheppard joins Samuel Associates of Ottawa as a Senior Management Consultant. Luke will be a valuable member of the team, providing strategic advice and technical expertise to clients navigating regulatory challenges and new market opportunities. Luke will provide management consulting expertise, government relations support and market research and analysis.
Luke served as the Vice President and General Manager with Nortrax, a subsidiary machinery manufacturer of John Deere. Before that, he was a Project Manager at the John Deere Tractor and Engine division in Iowa (US). Luke recently authored “Driving Great Results: Master The Tools You Need To Run A Great Business,” which helps leaders and managers use practical and immediately applicable tools for starting, running and growing a business.
“Luke’s engineering and heavy-industry leadership experience are extensive and transnational. We are excited to have him join our professional team. Having worked as a corporate executive with a major heavy equipment manufacturer and his understanding of technological trends will be a great asset to the firm and our clients.” - said Goran Samuel Pesic, President and CEO of Samuel Associates.
Luke began his career at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and has spent over 20 years working in various progressive leadership roles in government and the private sector. He is currently the Principal of Sheppard & Company, where he provides strategic guidance and management consulting services to clients in Canada and abroad.
Luke holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Algonquin College (Ottawa), a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, and an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa.