Clifton A. Pemble joined Garmin International in 1989 as a software engineer. As one of the company's first employees, he has served in a variety of leadership capacities, including systems engineering and software engineering management. In 2007, Pemble was appointed president and chief operating officer and served in that capacity until being named CEO in January 2013, succeeding co-founder Dr. Min Kao. He has been a member of the Garmin Ltd. board of directors since August 2004.
Prior to joining Garmin, Pemble served as a software engineer for AlliedSignal, participating in the development of earth-based and satellite-based navigation systems for general aviation.
Pemble earned his bachelor’s in mathematics and computer science from MidAmerica Nazarene University.