Dairy Nutrition Plus™ Representatives

Terry Creel, Southeast

Terry Creel, Southeast

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 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 Finke, Northeast

Brandon Finke, Northeast

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 Gednalske, Midwest

Brandi Gednalske, Midwest

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 Orozco, Mexico, Latin America and International

Leopoldo Orozco, Mexico, Latin America and 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 Ware, Western

Johnny Ware, Western

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.

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Customer Service, Education, & Support

Tim Brown, PhD, Director of Technical Support for SoyPlus® | SoyChlor

Tim Brown, PhD, 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.

Mark Cullen, Chief Animal Nutrition Officer

Mark Cullen, Chief Animal Nutrition Officer

Mark Cullen serves as the Chief Animal Nutrition Officer and is responsible for the cooperative's Dairy Nutrition Plus product line, along with its beef and swine nutrition manufacturing businesses. The Dairy Nutrition Plus product line includes SoyPlus®, SoyChlor® and PasturChlor® which are marketed domestically and internationally.

Beginning his career in the cooperative system in 1994, Cullen is experienced in management, sales, and manufacturing operations including oversight for HACCP and ISO certifications. He joined Landus Cooperative as part of its merger with Dedham Coop's feed departments which created the 360 Feeds® business that he oversaw as general manager. Prior, he worked for Land O' Lakes Purina as a livestock product specialist.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business from Northwest Missouri State University.

Steve Johnson, Soy Merchandiser and Risk Manager

Steve Johnson, Soy 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 Stephenson, Animal Nutrition Service Supervisor

Caitlin Stephenson, Animal 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 Irlbeck, Customer Service Representative

Kayla Irlbeck, Customer Service Representative

Kayla is originally from Carroll, Iowa, and is currently a Customer Service Representative for the Dairy Nutrition Plus product line. Kayla specializes in invoicing all trucks, railcars and invoices. Kayla has been with Landus Cooperative since January 2016.

Adam Adreon, Logistics Coordinator

Adam Adreon, Logistics Coordinator

A native of Ogden, Iowa, Adam currently works as the Dairy Nutrition Plus Logistics Coordinator, 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.

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Production

Randy Daniel, SoyPlus® Operations and Manufacturing Manager

Randy Daniel, SoyPlus® Operations and Manufacturing Manager

Randy Daniel has been a part of the Landus Cooperative team for 25 years. Randy got his start working in the Ralston feedmill, and has since been putting his experience and knowledge to work as the SoyPlus® production manager.

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 Landus Cooperative's soy oil refining. Randy also works with the organization's management team to examine new value-added soy processing projects and possibilities.

Kevin Grundmeier, SoyChlor® Operations and Manufacturing Manager

Kevin Grundmeier, SoyChlor® Operations and Manufacturing Manager

Kevin Grundmeier is the production manager at Landus Cooperative's SoyChlor® processing facility in Jefferson. Kevin has worked in a variety of positions with Landus Cooperative. At the SoyChlor® facility, Kevin manages the day-to-day operations of the facility, and oversees the production of the high quality dairy nutritional aid, SoyChlor®.

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