Kenneth R. Smith Retires and Daniel R. Vradenburg Assumes Executive Vice President of Agribusiness Division Role
June 25, 2002 | Agribusiness, News, 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 […]

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James M. Loar Joined Wilbur-Ellis As National Director of Marketing & Supplier Relations
February 18, 2002 | Agribusiness, News, 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 […]

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John P. Thacher Joined Wilbur-Ellis as Vice President – Strategic Planning and Business Development
January 1, 2002 | News, Press Releases, Wilbur-Ellis Corporate

January 1, 2002  Wilbur-Ellis announced that on January 1, 2002 John P. Thacher joined the Wilbur-Ellis Company as Vice President – Strategic Planning and Business Development. Founded in 1921 and with total sales exceeding $1.3 billion, Wilbur-Ellis Company specializes in the marketing, distribution and formulation of crop protection products, fertilizers and animal feed stuffs. Through its Connell Bros. […]

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Steven J. Dietze Joined Wilbur-Ellis Company
November 1, 2001 | Agribusiness, News, 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 […]

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Wilbur-Ellis Purchased Knox McDaniel Company’s Vitamin and Mineral Premix Products
March 6, 2001 | News, Press Releases, Wilbur-Ellis Corporate

March 6, 2001  On March 6, 2001, Wilbur-Ellis Company completed the purchase of the Knox McDaniel Company’s vitamin and mineral premix products business located in Ogden, Utah. “The Knox McDaniel operations fit very well into our existing feed distribution businesses” said Wilbur-Ellis President and Chief Executive Officer Herbert B. Tully in announcing the acquisition.  “The Knox McDaniel […]

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