Kenneth R. Smith Retires and Daniel R. Vradenburg Assumes Executive Vice President of Agribusiness Division Role
June 25, 2002 | Agribusiness, Press Releases

Wilbur-Ellis Company announces that after 43 years, Kenneth R. Smith will be retiring on June 30, 2002 and Daniel R. Vradenburg will assume the position of Executive Vice President of the Agribusiness Division on July 1, 2002.   Ken’s career with the Company began as a salesman in Canada back in 1959 and culminated in his being… View Article

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James M. Loar Joined Wilbur-Ellis As National Director of Marketing & Supplier Relations
February 18, 2002 | Agribusiness, Press Releases, Wilbur-Ellis Corporate

February 18, 2002  On February 18, 2002, James M. Loar joined Wilbur-Ellis Company. Jim will assume the position of National Director of Marketing & Supplier Relations, which was previously held by John R. Nunamaker who retired on December 31, 2001 after 28 years with the Company. Jim brings with him an outstanding background in business and crop protection chemicals having… View Article

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Steven J. Dietze Joined Wilbur-Ellis Company
November 1, 2001 | Agribusiness, Press Releases

In November, 2001, Steven J. Dietze joined Wilbur-Ellis Company. Dietze brings with him an outstanding background in agri-chemical and fertilizer distribution, having recently served as the Vice-President of Sales for Agriliance and, before that, as the Chief Operating Officer for Wilfarm, LLC.   Assuming Daniel R. Vradenburg’s current responsibilities as Vice-President overseeing our operations in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, Dietze will be based in California and reporting to Vradenburg.   Founded in… View Article

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Wilbur-Ellis Purchased John Pryor Company, a Retailer of Fertilizer
February 1, 2001 | Agribusiness, Press Releases

February 1, 2001  On February 1, 2001, Wilbur-Ellis Company completed the purchase of John Pryor Company, a long established full service retailer of fertilizer located in Salinas and Soledad, California.  “Opportunities to create synergy and to affiliate with organizations with a long history of successful operations such as John Pryor Company are very unique,” commented Wilbur-Ellis President and Chief… View Article

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Wilbur-Ellis Purchased Helm Fertilizers, Inc., a Major Retailer of Fertilizer and Agricultural Chemicals
August 31, 2000 | Agribusiness, Press Releases

August 31, 2000  On August 31, 2000, Wilbur-Ellis Company completed the purchase of Helm Fertilizers, Inc., a major retailer of fertilizer and agricultural chemicals operating in the San Joaquin Valley. We are very pleased to be associated with a firm with such an impressive reputation, commented Wilbur-Ellis President and Chief Executive Officer Herbert B. Tully. “Helm… View Article

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