Co-Alliance, LLP Announces Changes to Senior Management Team

Leading cooperative positions itself for continued long-term success 

  • Mark Baldwin, Vice President of Agronomy, retiring effective August 31, 2020
  • Dave Buelt, Chief Strategy Officer, retiring effective August 31, 2020
  • Phil Brewer, Vice President of Sales and Agronomy, becoming Vice President of Strategy
  • Doug Whicker, Agronomy Regional Manager, promoted to Vice President of Agronomy
  • Amy Kinsler, Crop Protection and Seed Manager, promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

AVON, INDIANA (January 24, 2020) – Co-Alliance, one of the largest, most successful agribusiness cooperatives in the Midwest in the areas of energy, agronomy, grain, and swine and animal nutrition, has announced a transition plan for key members of its Senior Management Team. This transition reflects a strategic approach for continued growth in a changing market.

Effective June 1, 2020, Co-Alliance will undergo the following changes to their leadership team:

Mark Baldwin, Vice President of Agronomy, has announced his retirement as of August 31, 2020.  During his 30-year career, Mark has been instrumental in developing and leading the company’s multifaceted agronomy business.

Dave Buelt, Chief Strategy Officer, has announced his retirement as of August 31, 2020. Buelt has been with Co-Alliance for seven years and has developed and implemented impactful sales and marketing strategic plans including innovative training programs.

Phil Brewer, currently Vice President of Sales and Agronomy, will become Co-Alliance’s VP of Strategy.  In this role, Brewer will navigate the company through the ever-changing industries in which it operates.  He will engage and challenge Co-Alliance leadership to create out-of-the-box business strategies while continuing to support diversification efforts.

Doug Whicker, Agronomy Regional Manager, will be promoted to VP of Agronomy.  Whicker will bring an understanding of critical business priorities and record of success as both a location and regional manager to the position.

Amy Kinsler, Crop Protection & Seed Manager, will expand her leadership within Co-Alliance to lead company-wide sales and marketing efforts with her promotion to VP of Sales & Marketing. Kinsler will bring her passion for an elevated sales presence to the position with a focus on the evolving needs of Co-Alliance customers.

“As Co-Alliance continues to move into a dynamic and fast-changing environment, I am focused on ensuring we position ourselves for even more success in the future.  Co-Alliance is evaluating various supporting roles to ensure we build the best team for the future. Moving forward, I am confident that Co-Alliance will continue to be a market leader and maintain our superior customer experience,” said Kevin Still, President & CEO.

While transitions will begin immediately, these individuals will continue in their current roles through June 1, 2020.

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