National Sales Leader Dairy
Growing up around dairy cows, Wibe developed a passion for animals and producers in the dairy industry. Today he is able to combine this passion with his responsibilities as the National Sales Leader for the Provimi Dairy Nutrition business. His team primarily serves regional feed mills and independent consultants by providing solutions, including concentrated vitamin and mineral premixes, specialty products, calf products, AAMPS and on-farm support. At the end of day, Wibe and his team strive to provide the best nutritional solutions for cows and the best economic solutions for our customers.
When not thinking about dairy cows, Wibe’s time is mostly spent with his wife and three children. He enjoys working outside in the yard, going for a run and attending his children’s activities.
Member of Team Provimi since:December 1, 2005
B.S. Animal Sciences, Wageningen University
M.S. Animal Nutrition, Wageningen University
Dairy Technology Leader
Jim leads the Provimi Dairy Tech Team. The team includes Dairy Nutritionists and several Dairy Specialists working in various regions of the U.S. They work with regional feed manufacturers, consultants, and dairy producers to provide the latest research, technology and cutting edge support for their customers’ nutrition programs.
Jim enjoys golf, following Penn State Football, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Member of Team Provimi since:November 18, 1991
B.S. Cornell University
M.S. Cornell University
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
Joanne provides technical nutrition and scientific expertise to the Provimi Dairy Team. No two days are ever alike! One day she can be finding solutions to support the sales team as they help address customers’ issues in dairy nutrition; while another day is spent working on the next generation of AAMPS software, or giving presentations on the sustainability of animal agriculture. Joanne values being part of a team that delivers reliable products and services based on sound science to our livestock and poultry customers.
Joanne loves the outdoors – gardening, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and sailing. She also pursues interests in the fiber arts – spinning, dyeing, knitting, weaving, sewing, and quilting. She’s a pretty good cook, too!
Member of Team Provimi since:April 20, 2015
B.S. with Honors, Animal Science, Cornell University
M.S. Nutrition, University of California - Davis
Ph.D. Nutrition, University of California - Davis
Katie provides technical support to customers and field personnel on the Dairy Team. She works with other team members on formulating nutritional products, as well as maintaining and updating Provimi ration balancing software, AAMPS. Katie is a member of a global team working on new product development. She also stays up-to-date with dairy research, and relays this information to the technical team.
Outside of working at the office, Katie’s hobbies and interests include traveling, yoga, and registered dairy cattle. She also enjoys taking in the sites of downtown Dayton with her fiancé.
Member of Team Provimi since:January 4, 2016
B.S. Animal Science, University of Illinois
M.S. Mammary Biology, Ohio State University
Ph.D. Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, Purdue University
Ruminant Nutrition Associate
Amir is part of the Dairy Technical Team for Provimi. He is responsible for supporting customers and field staff with their questions and projects. Amir works closely with several customers, visiting them on-farm to provide support. He is also part of the team that supports and develops our proprietary ration balancing program, AAMPS®.
Amir enjoys spending time with his fiancé. Some of his favorite hobbies are hunting, fishing, and basically doing anything outside. He also likes to work on older motorcycles and ride when he gets the chance. Being an alumnus of Iowa State University, Amir tries to catch every ISU football and basketball game he can.
Member of Team Provimi since:August 26, 2013
B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University
M.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University
Ruminant Nutritionist, Technical Services
Allan’s role includes providing technical support for customers involved in the feeding and management of ruminants, particularly within the dairy industry. He also participates in research and development projects to help bring new innovation to customers. Another aspect of his job is to provide technical support to ensure the use of quality materials and manufacturing practices.
Allan enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including shooting, fishing and archery. Allan also enjoys traveling with his daughter, who currently lives in Beijing, helping his brothers on the family farm in Kansas, and serving in his local church. When time is available, he also enjoys constructing mission style furniture.
Member of Team Provimi since:May 1, 2000
B.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University
M.S. Ruminant Nutrition, Kansas State University
Ph.D. Ruminant Nutrition, University of Illinois
Michel provides technical service support to customers with particular emphasis in dairy. He assists in formulating nutritional products and programs, and provides internal formulation support. Michel also travels to various locations to offer technical support for regional feed manufacturers, consultants and producers.
Michel enjoys watching NFL and college football. As a Penn State alumnus, he cheers for the Nittany Lions – and as a former Wisconsin resident, he cheers for the Packers! Michel enjoys working out, camping and kayaking during weekends.
Member of Team Provimi since:February 1, 2017
B.S. Animal Science, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
M.S. Animal Science, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Ph.D. Animal Science, Penn State University
Senior Dairy Specialist
Tim is responsible for providing tech support to our dealer network in the upper Midwest, as well as our dealers in the Southwest and West. He also works with some International customers in Japan and Canada. Tim’s responsibilities also include working with the Provimi Internal Technical Team to keep our AAMPS® program updated with the latest technologies.
Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, their four children and seven grandchildren. They also share their home with one 210-pound ball of hair and teeth (English Mastiff), as well as his smaller counterpart a 20-pound beagle-wiener cross. Tim and his Wife also enjoy the outdoors and gardening.
Member of Team Provimi since:May 31, 1995
B.S. Animal Science, University of Wisconsin
Kelly works out of Central Minnesota as a Dairy Specialist providing support to independent dairy consultants and feed mills throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In addition to nutritional technical support, Kelly provides a problem-based approach to the specific challenges that individual dairies are experiencing. Kelly’s background in health and production medicine, along with his knowledge in reproduction and nutrition provide a unique perspective to his on-farm approach.
Kelly’s free time is often spent with his wife and their children. Kelly’s daughter is an account executive with an advertising agency, while his son is a singer/songwriter. His younger daughter is currently enrolled in college and is majoring in pre-med. Additionally; Kelly enjoys being outdoors to hunt and fish.
Member of Team Provimi since:June 3, 2013
B.S. Animal Science, North Dakota State University
M.S. Reproductive Physiology, North Dakota State University
Ph.D. Digestive Physiology, North Dakota State University
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
Dairy Nutrition Consultant Associate
Alex is responsible for working mainly with Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana dairies in a supportive role. She works with these dairies on a variety of needs including nutrition and overall wellness of the herd Alex enjoys bringing hands-on experience to all of her dairy customers. She also handles inoculant and milk replacer sales, as well as provides calf support.
Alex enjoys cheering on Ohio State football in the fall. She is very active outdoors and enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her dogs. She also loves playing many sports and staying active. During hunting season she will be in a tree stand at every chance possible.
Member of Team Provimi since:December 1, 2016
B.S. Animal Sciences, University of Findlay
Dairy Consultant / Feed Management
As a part of the Provimi Dairy Team, Scott works directly with producers to maintain healthy and productive cows. A normal day for Scott includes formulating and balancing feed rations, while also helping customers make the most sustainable choices when it comes to their feeding programs.
Member of Team Provimi since:September 18, 1989
A.S. General Agriculture, Alfred State College
Dairy Nutrition Consultant Associate
Sara supports the Provimi Dairy Sales Team and Consultants in New York. She has a variety of responsibilities ranging from selling products and working with rations to troubleshooting on-farm issues. She brings a strong background in reproduction from her previous job as an A.I. technician and particularly enjoys talking to farmers about their reproductive programs.
Sara enjoys hiking, running and hunting with her boyfriend and dog.
Member of Team Provimi since:December 5, 2016
B.S. Animal Science, North Carolina State University
Rick is involved with technical services for Provimi’s dairy team. His responsibilities include providing support to regional feed manufacturers and consultants in the Northeast. He also provides on-farm support for these customers and likes helping prepare new hires to find success in the dairy nutrition industry.
Rick enjoys the outdoors and anything that has to do with hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, and spending time at camp around a fire. He also coordinates a bus trip to the National FFA Convention for FFA members from across the state of New York.
Member of Team Provimi since:May 1, 2017
Bachelor of Technology, Animal Science Dairy, SUNY Cobleskill
Master of Arts in Teaching, Agricultural Education, Cornell University
Strategic Account Manager
Dennis is responsible for developing and servicing the upper Midwest market for Provimi. Primary focus is working with Mila and Spence customers in the dairy space, coordinating services with the Internal and Field Tech Support Teams to meet customer needs. Dennis works closely with other Provimi team members with the objective of growing the Provimi market share in the dairy space.
Dennis takes pleasure in spending time with his three sons and two grandkids. He and his wife, Chris, enjoy domestic and international travel. Dennis is an avid Wisconsin Badger basketball fan and season
Member of Team Provimi since:March 2, 1992
B.S. Business Administration, University of Wisconsin
Strategic Account Manager
Dale is the first point of contact for customers and potential customers across Northeast US. Customers look to Dale for expertise in poultry, dairy and swine animal nutrition. Dale leads other Provimi Dairy Teammates in the Northeast and works closely with a Dairy Specialist and a Calf Specialist. Dale’s passion is taking care of customers and providing the services they need. There is no greater enjoyment for Dale than to see a customer happy and growing their business.
Dale enjoys gardening, raising a few cattle and spending time with his wife. He has become an avid golfer on weekends – and is getting better at golf! Dale is proud of their 3 grown sons. He loves watching sports on television including football, basketball and golf, especially Ohio State games.
Member of Team Provimi since:October 14, 1999
B.S. Animal Science, The Ohio State University
Area Sales Manager
Larry is responsible for working with Area Sales Managers, Regional Managers and several feed mills to develop and promote relationship building with our customers. He’s also responsible for communicating with the Provimi Sales Force and recruiting top talent within the sales area. Larry strives to provide the best support, knowledge and nutrition to help our customers reach their operational goals.
Sales Territory: Northeast - ME, NH, VT, NY, PA, NJ, MD, MA, CT, RI, DC
Larry enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and three boys. He also enjoys going to Syracuse football and basketball games, as well as cheering for the Buffalo Bills.
Member of Team Provimi since:July 3, 1979
A.A.S. Animal Science, Alfred State College
B.S. Cornell University
Area Sales Manager
Marlen serves Provimi customers in Minnesota. Working side by side with Dairy Consultants, he supports many local feed mills in a wide area, moving Provimi Nutrition through their mills and out to customers in the dairy and beef industry.
Marlen enjoys spending time with his children. His daughter is off to college, but well within driving distance for visits, while his son is in his senior year of high school. Marlen especially loves watching his son’s hockey games and seeing him compete. Marlen and his Children also love to hunt whitetail deer and snowmobile. When Marlen isn’t with his kids, he enjoys riding his Harley and taking one large motorcycle trip each year to a different location.
Member of Team Provimi since:October 8, 2007
Degree in Electrical Line Work
Area Sales Manager
Mike is passionate about serving his customers located in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Arizona and Wisconsin. Throughout his daily routine, Mike is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with dairies, as well as working with the Nutritionists who create diets for these operations. Teamwork is a big factor in Mike’s job, as he works closely with the Provimi Technical Dairy Team to help find solutions for the accounts he serves.
Outside of work, Mike spends his time with his three children and their 4-H projects, which include both horses and cattle. Mike is also heavily involved in the special needs community and loves supporting this cause.
Member of Team Provimi since:March 6, 1995
B.S., Animal Science, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
David works with a handful of dairy accounts with some swine interest in east-central Ohio. He is responsible for additional accounts throughout the state. David provides support, sales expertise and information to his customers. His goal is to develop deeper relationships with his present customer base, and to grow new business from within the area. He does ration work for most species and also works closely with the Provimi Technical Teams.
Family, church, and hobby-farming are David’s interests. He enjoys spending time with his five grown children and 12 grandchildren. He is an Elder at his church and very active with its activities. David also works on his 200-acre farm and recently finished a feedlot barn for 150-200 head of cattle. He also takes time to follow the Buckeyes and Indians.
Member of Team Provimi since:December 3, 1990
B.S. Dairy Science, The Ohio State University