Technology and Information Solutions
Agriculture and Turf Division
Patrick Pinkston is Vice President, Technology and Information Solutions, a position he's held since September 2013. Pinkston is responsible for the Intelligent Solutions Technology function and the Information Solutions portion of Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG). In this role, Pinkston leads teams charged with establishing Intelligent Solutions technical architecture across all ISG business units, while also leading the strategy, design, delivery, and commercialization for the Information Solutions business unit. In addition, he plays a leadership role in operations and integration planning for ISG.
Pinkston began his career at Deere as an engineer in the Product Engineering Center in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1977. He held positions of increasing responsibility at that operation as well as at the John Deere Waterloo Works over the next two decades. In 1996, he was named Factory Manager, Componentes John Deere in Chihuahua, Mexico, and two years later Manager, Cotton Operations, John Deere Des Moines Works. In 1999, he was named Director, Worldwide Ag Quality, Deere & Company. He was appointed General Manager, John Deere Seeding in 2000 and General Manager, John Deere Waterloo Works in 2005. He later served as Director, Manufacturing Strategic Planning Global Tractor & Implement Sourcing, and was appointed to his previous role, Vice President, Global Platform Services for Deere's Agriculture and Turf Division, in 2009.
Pinkston graduated from Iowa State University at Ames with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1977.