Pat Barnes manages John Deere’s youth education investments. This includes its global STEM program, John Deere Inspire which is supporting over 50,000 youth in six countries.
Throughout his career, Barnes has held technical positions and leadership roles in production engineering, quality assurance, product engineering, and IT supporting operations worldwide. This includes an extended IT Team in Pune, India.
He serves on numerous STEM related boards and committees including the State of Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Director Emeritus for the non-profit Quad City Engineering & Science Council.
Barnes has an electrical engineering degree from Iowa State University.