Sam Eathington, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Digital Officer of Corteva Agriscience.
Eathington is responsible for leading the company’s global Research and Development organization, including its industry-leading Seed and Crop Protection pipeline. He is also responsible for Granular (the company’s digital unit) and for driving digital innovation companywide. He assumed his current role after joining the company in 2020 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
A recognized leader in agricultural innovation, Eathington served as Chief Science Officer of The Climate Corporation (part of Bayer Crop Science) for four years before joining Corteva Agriscience, Earlier, he spent nearly two decades with Monsanto, holding multiple progressive roles in quantitative traits and molecular breeding and serving as Vice President, Global Plant Breeding.
Eathington holds a Bachelor of Science in agronomy, a Master of Science in soybean breeding and genetics and a Ph.D. in quantitative genetics and maize breeding, all from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.