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People Moves: Brandt bolsters sales, operations and more


January 14, 2021
By Bree Rody


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Ag product and nutrient specialists Brandt have had a busy year – as of only Jan. 14.

It’s announced two series of hires and promotions in the last week, including adding four new members to its discovery and innovation team and a new territory manager; it’s also announced a number of promotions at a management level.

It’s hired Josh Weber, technical agronomist (Pacific Northwest); Gregory Jackson, technical agronomist (Eastern Seaboard); Natalie Starich, technical data specialist; and Grant Meckes, lab technician. Beat Artist is the new territory sales rep for its turf and ornamental group covering Oregon, Washington and Idaho. It’s also promoted Charles Lanfier to regional sales manager for the Southeast/Delta region.

It’s also bolstered its agronomic services and dealer support units. Promotions include John Allen, VP of Brandt Agronomic Services and Brent Wallner, VP of dealer support, both of which are in response to Tim McArdle’s pre-retirement transition. Other promotions include Mike Ingram, operations manager; Kyle Wettstein, location manager of Brant Gridley; Ben Winans, location manager of Brandt Mount Auburn; Adam DeClerck, assistant manager at Mount Auburn; Pat Hermes, location manager at Brandt New Berlin; and Chris Bergschneider, assistant manager at New Berlin.

These recent moves are a direct result of Brandt’s recent growth and an effort to expand its national footprint. In December, it announced a $1.5 million expansion to its Springfield, Illinois facility to accommodate for a surging demand in micronutrients.

Recently, it also announced that its specialty nutrition products would become available in the U.K.


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