Biography

Kimberly K. Beardsley

Kimberly K. Beardsley

Vice President
Worldwide Parts Services

Deere & Company

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 service parts distribution, including operations, material forecasting and planning, supply management, aftermarket portfolio and dealer support services for parts.

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 John Deere Seeding Group in Moline, Illinois. Beardsley later worked in human resources before moving back into operations as Operations Manager, 7000 series tractor, 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 and a champion for the Women in Operations resource group. Beardsley is a founding member of the Women's Leadership Council for the Quad Cities United Way. Beardsley is the executive liaison for the University of Iowa. She also competes with her family in Cross-Fit competitions and is active in her church.

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