Working toward a better farming future

Labor shortages, climate change, and food safety concerns create a multitude of challenges for farmers. Monarch Tractor provides a farmer-first approach to innovation, making each decision with our farming community and their biggest challenges in mind. Our dedication to solutions for the farmer also means healthier solutions for the planet, for the consumer, and for the global food ecosystem.


Clean energy


Farm data


Worker safety


Labor productivity


Sustainable farming


Farmer-first design


Designed with farmers


Founded by farmers


Built for farmers


Key locations

Livermore, California

Our headquarters are located at the intersection of tech and agriculture. Livermore, CA rests between the innovation and tech communities of Silicon Valley, and the backyard of California's agricultural hubs, making it the perfect home for Monarch.

R&D Facility, Test Site

Lordstown, Ohio

Designed in California, built in Ohio — every MK-V tractor is developed and assembled in America. Working with the world’s largest electronic manufacturer, Hon Hai (Foxconn), our manufacturing team is dedicated to building the next generation of farm equipment.

Manufacturing Facility

Hyderabad, India

Working on research and development efforts as well as global supply chain support, our India offices ensure secure, around-the-clock data services, analysis, and support.

Asia-Pacific Operations


At the heart of our Asia-Pacific operations, Monarch Singapore supports the development of our digital and software solutions.

Asia-Pacific Operations

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How we lead

Our team is made up of engineers, farmers, and industry experts who have committed themselves to building the future of agriculture. We believe the best solutions always come from collaboration amongst diverse perspectives and backgrounds.


Praveen Penmetsa

Praveen Penmetsa


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Praveen Penmetsa has over 20 years of experience in translating audacious visions into commercial technologies ranging from micro-mobility to eVTOL aircrafts often at the intersection of mobility, energy & robotics and now finding application in farming. Praveen is currently the CEO, co-founder of Monarch Tractor and Chairman at Motivo Engineering.

Mark Schwager

Mark Schwager


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Mark Schwager has over 15 years of experience leading manufacturing organizations and has developed over 16 million square feet of manufacturing space. Mark previously served as head of the Tesla Gigafactory, leading the project from concept phase to construction. He also led the operations planning team and built the business systems for Tesla’s Fremont factory and led the manufacturing program for Tesla’s collaboration with Toyota for the Rav4 EV.

Zachary Omohundro

Zachary Omohundro


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Over the past two decades, Zachary Omohundro has developed hundreds of tightly integrated intelligent electro-mechanical systems, bringing a full system design perspective to the development of never-before-seen products. Prior focus areas include mining robotics, energy storage systems, electric vehicles, by-wire autonomous cars, and automated agricultural equipment.

Carlo Mondavi

Carlo Mondavi

Chief Farming Officer

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Carlo Mondavi is a fourth-generation winegrower who has dedicated his life to permaculture, biodynamic and regenerative farming practices, along with a hands-off winemaking approach in the cellar. In 2016, Carlo founded the Monarch Challenge, an effort focused on elevating farming by eliminating herbicides and powerful chemicals from farms in Sonoma, Napa and beyond. The Monarch Challenge led Carlo to meeting his fellow co-founders; it is the origin and namesake behind Monarch Tractor.



Chris Whitney

Chief Digital Officer

Daniel Ogburn

Daniel Ogburn

Chief Legal Officer


Kent Carroll

Chief Revenue Officer

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Sam Abidi

Chief Commercial Officer


Aaron Bailey

Chief Engineer

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Jin-Won Kim

VP of Supply Chain

Glen Roeters

Glen Roeters

VP of Operations

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Craig Johnson

VP of Digital Sales & Marketing

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Chesley Austin

VP of Quality


Matt Hesse

VP of Sales

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Angiemae Galban

VP of Human Resources


Jake Winters

Head of Impact


Jeet Mehta

Head of Product Team