Robert E. Moulds
BS 1970 in Mechanical Engineering
Robert E. Moulds retired as vice president, engineering of Deere & Company in February 2006. He was named to the position in January 1999, responsible for directing advanced technology development and engineering services that support worldwide agricultural, construction, and commercial & consumer equipment design and manufacturing. In his leadership role, he inspired collaboration between Deere-Waterloo and Deere-Mannheim, Germany, laying the foundation of global teamwork that has guided Deere worldwide. He also led the creation of the Deere & Company Technology Council, a worldwide organization instrumental in shaping corporate technology development. Moulds joined the John Deere Product Engineering Center in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1970 as a design and test product engineer. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including manager, product support; manager, quality engineering; manager, manufacturing engineering; and manager, hydraulic operations, Waterloo Works; and manager, worldwide agricultural tractor engineering. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and Industrial Research Institute, and has served on the University of Iowa Industrial Engineering Industrial Interaction Board and Iowa State University Institute for Physical Research and Technology Industrial Advisory Board. Moulds, a native of Iowan, received a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa in 1970. He is a member of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Old Capitol Club.
Inducted June 10, 2006