Patrick Zelaya, Founder & CEO, HeavyConnect
Patrick has an extensive and diverse background in global agriculture. Starting with the earliest stages of the food supply chain, Patrick has consulted grower & supplier enterprises on digital transformation and technology adoption. During his career at Deere and Company, Patrick deployed strategic growth initiatives from the tractor assembly plant in Waterloo, Iowa, to sugar cane harvesters in Argentina, to forage harvesters in Germany, and throughout the US. Patrick understands the diversity in farming practices and the need for dynamic support of field operations.
Patrick’s career has provided valuable experience with the product development and validation process as well as manufacturing and assembly of the most technologically advanced machinery in agriculture.
Patrick holds a BA of Sociology from Arizona State University and an MBA with a concentration in International Management from St. Ambrose University
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