Faculty and Staff

Pete Herder


Pete Herder

Office: 08-123B
Telephone: 805.756.5386
Email: pherder@calpoly.edu



Pete Herder is a full-time lecturer in the Bio Resource and Agricultural Engineering department. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a Masters in Business Administration emphasis on Finance and Strategy. His undergraduate degrees include a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and a B.S. in Aeronautics from Parks College of St. Louis University. Executive courses were taken at University of Chicago in Innovation. Professional Civil Engineering experience includes Airport De-icing Glycol recovery systems to transportation. Mechanical and Industrial experience includes steel castings for rail car components, plant start-up and asset re-allocation, Tier 1 automotive component manufacturing, and hydraulic systems for power plant generation to precision GPS guided hydraulic systems on agricultural and construction equipment. Recent projects include project management for Off-Road Electric Vehicles and construction equipment.


  • Hydraulics and Controls
  • High volume Production
  • Low volume - bespoke systems

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