Terry CreelDairy Sales Manager, Southeast US
Terry Creel has been working with the SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® products in the southeast United States since joining the Landus Cooperative team in 1997. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Terry holds a bachelor's degree in poultry science. Prior to joining Landus Cooperative, he worked in the agricultural lending field, as well as with a regional feed manufacturer in Missouri.
Brandon FinkeDairy Sales Manager, Northeast US & Canada
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Brandon Finke earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, and joined the Landus Cooperative team in 2015. Raised on a dairy in Wisconsin, with work experience as a dairy farm manager and area sales manager, Brandon Finke knows the dairy industry and understands the needs of today's producers.
Brandi GednalskeDairy Sales Manager, Midwest US
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Brandi Gednalske joined the Landus Cooperative sales team in 2014, after serving as a sales specialist and dairy custom formulator for Purina Animal Nutrition. She grew up on a dairy in SE Wisconsin with about 80 head of registered Holsteins. Her territory includes NE, WI, MN, IA, IL, IN, ND, and SD.
Leopoldo OrozcoDairy Sales Manager, Mexico, latin America, International
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Leopoldo Orozco began working in the feed and feed ingredient industries in 1991, becoming a member of the Landus Cooperative sales team in 2005. Currently, Leopoldo manages SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® sales and sales development outside the USA and Canada. Leopoldo is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and holds a Masters of Business (MBA) degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG).
Johnny WareDairy Sales Manager, Western US
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Johnny Ware represents the SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® products in the western United States. Johnny has been in the industry since 1974, joining the Landus Cooperative sales team in 2008. Away from work, Johnny enjoys competitive shooting, participating in triathlons and spending time with his grandkids.
Tim BrownPhD, Director of Technical Support for SoyPlus® | SoyChlor®
Dr. Brown provides technical support and educational assistance to the value-added soy processing sales staff at Landus Cooperative, as well as SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® customers. Tim also manages the division's academic relationships, working with research universities to continually develop product information, explore new ways to use these products, and find additional industries that can benefit from the products.
Tim currently serves as an Adjunct Professor on the graduate faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University. His professional career in university research and teaching previously spanned from 1976 to 2002. Since 2002, he has worked in the feed industry, and joined the staff at Landus Cooperative in 2009.
Tim and his family reside in Westmoreland, Kansas.
Steve JohnsonSoy Merchandiser and Risk Manager
A graduate of Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana, Steve works with both Landus Cooperative's grain and Dairy Nutrition Plus divisions as a merchandiser and risk manager. Steve joined the Landus Cooperative team in 2008. A native of North Dakota, Steve has been involved in agriculture his entire life.
Caitlin StephensonAnimal Nutrition Service Supervisor
Caitlin Stephenson, an Iowa State University graduate with a degree in animal science, is the customer service supervisor for Landus Cooperative's Dairy Nutrition Plus product line. Caitlin started at Landus Cooperative in June 2010. Her responsibilities include taking SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® orders, as well as invoicing trucks and railcars.
Kayla IrlbeckAnimal Nutrition Service Specialist
Kayla is originally from Carroll, Iowa, and is currently an Animal Nutrition Service Specialist for the Dairy Nutrition Plus product line. Kayla specializes in invoicing all trucks and railcars. Kayla has been with Landus Cooperative since January 2016.
Adam AdreonManager of Rail Logistics
A native of Ogden, Iowa, Adam currently works as the Dairy Nutrition Plus Manager of Rail Logistics, managing the railcar fleet and setting up trucking for SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® products. Adam has been working for Landus Cooperative since January 2017, following his graduation from Iowa State University. Previously, Adam was an intern for Landus Cooperative during the summer of 2015.
Mary HarringtonDirector of Sales & Marketing, Animal Nutrition
Mary Harrington joined the Landus team in 2015. Since then she has helped lead marketing and communications for the company’s animal nutrition business. She is responsible for leading the team of regional dairy sales managers overseeing domestic and international marketing of SoyPlus and SoyChlor. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.
Cassidy BrincksQuality Systems Manager
Cassidy Brincks has been with Landus Cooperative since June of 2006. Cassidy is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa with a degree in technology management. Her responsibilities include maintaining the quality management systems, overseeing the HACCP programs, and ensuring Dairy Nutrition Plus compliance with FSMA regulations.
Kevin GrundmeierSoyPlus® Operations and Manufacturing Manager
Kevin Grundmeier has been with Landus Cooperative for 28 years and has worked in a variety of positions. Kevin is the production manager at Landus Cooperative's SoyPlus® processing facility in Ralston. Prior to this, Kevin worked as the production manager at the SoyChlor® processing facility in Jefferson for 12 years. In his current role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the SoyPlus® production facility, is continually exploring ways to make SoyPlus® production more effective and efficient, and works with the company's soy oil refining.
Paul LowrySoyChlor® Operations and Manufacturing Manager
Paul Lowry is the production manager at Landus Cooperative's SoyChlor® processing facility in Jefferson. Paul has been with the company for 14 years. At the SoyChlor® facility, Paul manages the day-to-day operations of the facility and oversees the production of the high quality dairy nutritional aid, SoyChlor®.