Kimberly K. Beardsley
Kimberly K. Beardsley is Vice President, Worldwide Parts Services for Deere & Company, a position she has held since December 2013. She is responsible for managing worldwide parts distribution, parts pricing and parts systems, brand licensing, and John Deere Merchandise, in support of the company's equipment divisions.
Beardsley joined Deere & Company in 1990 as part of a student training program at John Deere Des Moines Works. After graduation, she held positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and production engineering at Des Moines Works and the Seeding Group in Moline, Illinois. Beardsley later worked in human resources before moving back into operations with assignments at John Deere Waterloo Works. Beardsley also served as the Manufacturing Manager at Des Moines Works; Operations Manager at John Deere Commercial Products; Global Director, Hydraulic Cylinders; and Director, Global Strategic Quality for the Ag & Turf Division. In 2011, she became the Global HR Director for the Ag & Turf Division.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Beardsley holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Duke University.
Beardsley is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers. She also teaches Junior Achievement and is active in her church.
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