Bob Sinclair

Bob Sinclair

Bob grew up on a family farm in Melrose, graduated from Albia High School, and received an Engineering Degree from the University of Iowa. After an Internship in Eddyville, he joined Cargill full time, working in their corn and rice milling operations. After 8 years of night school in Tennessee, Mississippi and Ohio, he received an MBA from the University of Dayton.

Bob left Cargill and founded Sinclair Tractor in 1998. The company evolved beyond its John Deere dealership roots, became a Napa Auto Parts dealer, created a computer repair business, founded an agronomic consulting company and most recently added a supply business serving butchers, repair shops, offices and restaurants. Today Sinclair Tractor has 16 Locations in southeast Iowa.


Ransomware Detected in Your Dealership ... What’s Next?

4 years removed from a Russian attack occurring during harvest, Sinclair Tractor, one of the 50th largest farm equipment dealers in the U.S., shares how it got through a ransomware attack.

Four years ago, we got hit with a ransomware attack. Russian software administered by North Korean state sponsored terrorists shut down our entire system right as corn harvest was happening.

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Bob Sinclair’s Personal Advice to Community College Grads

Sinclair Tractor CEO delivers commencement address at Indian Hills Community College
You Did It! Each of you is a winner. Each of you is a grinder. You ground through all obstacles these past few years and are sitting here today as a graduate. 
Graduating college is a milestone in your life. This Chapter is done and a new one starts tomorrow.
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