Dairy Sales Leader
Steve has a unique skillset as an accomplished sales leader while maintaining a dedicated weekly on-farm connectivity with dairy customers. In this role, Steve looks to ensure our customers are successful and are being served by an engaged team offering exceptional solutions and products. Each day, Steve will guide and encourage the business to keep the voice of the customer in the room while striving to support our customers, achieve our business goals and have long-term results that fulfill both business and personal goals.
Steve’s experience in the dairy nutrition space spans 30 years, starting his career with Young’s Minerals. Steve studied animal science at Penn State University.
Outside of work, Steve spends his time with growing family and friends, supporting Penn State and cows. Steve and his family are active in showing dairy cattle in local, regional and national show rings. Steve previously served as an associate judge of the International Red & White Holstein show at World Dairy Expo and has judged several state shows. Steve and his wife, Marylynn, live in southcentral Pennsylvania.
Member of Team Provimi since: December 4, 1989
B.S. in Dairy Science, Penn State University
Technical Services Director, Dairy
Ben is responsible for providing leadership to the Dairy Technical Team which includes working closely with our nutritionists, marketing personnel, account managers, innovation teams, and formulation teams to deliver best-in-class nutritional solutions and services to our customers.
Ben is a native of Tracy, Minnesota and resides with his family in Rockford, IL. He is a member of various animal science societies including ADSA and ARPAS.
Member of Team Provimi since: January 4, 2016
B.S. Animal Science, University of Minnesota
M.S. Ruminant Nutrition, North Dakota State University
Ph.D Digestion Physiology, South Dakota 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
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
Dairy Nutrition Specialist
Caroline provides support to internal staff as well as coordinates customer communication projects including newsletters and seminars. Caroline also assists senior technical staff in research, development, and deployment of new products.
Caroline is originally from Michigan and grew up with dairy cows on the dairy farms her father managed in southern Illinois, northwest Iowa, and now central Michigan. Her mother also works in the dairy industry in a management and sales role. Together these two influences piqued Caroline’s interest in dairy nutrition and management.
Member of Team Provimi since: September 17, 2018
B.S. in Animal Science, Michigan State University
MSc focused on transition cow management, University of Alberta
Dairy Nutrition Specialist
As a Nutrition Specialist, Carly assists in both AAMPS customer service and nutrition related projects.
Carly Plocher currently resides with her husband Levi, Border Collie, and two-year-old Quarter Horse, in southwest Ohio. She spends her free time showing her families’ Guernsey cows at both state and national levels. Carly also enjoys staying active within the Guernsey Community by participating in National Guernsey Sales and other Guernsey programs.
Member of Team Provimi since: September 13, 2018
B.S. in Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University
Dairy Nutrition Specialist
Colleen is responsible for providing technical support to account managers and customers, including FRB and AAMPS support. Colleen also contributes to technical writings on nutrition products and industry information, the development of new nutritional technologies and best practices, and the support of innovation projects and new product solutions and services.
Colleen enjoys traveling the world with her fiancé, Justin, going on hikes with her dog, Raven, and touring local wineries and breweries with her friends. During football season, she watches and roots for the Patriots along with her family.
Member of Team Provimi since: June 17, 2019
B.S. Animal Science, University of Rhode Island
M.S. Animal Science, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D. Agricultural Science, University of New Hampshire
Dairy Nutrition Specialist
Ricardo is responsible for providing technical support to account managers and customers. Ricardo also contributes to technical writings on nutrition products and industry information, the development of new nutritional technologies and best practices, and the support of innovation projects and new product solutions and services.
In his spare time, Ricardo enjoys traveling and hiking.
Member of Team Provimi since: November 4, 2019
B.S. Animal Science, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
M.S. Animal Science, University of Missouri
Ph.D. Animal Science, University of Missouri
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
Andrew provides nutrition training and support to dairy customers. He also collaborates with other members of the Dairy Team as we develop innovative solutions and services for the dairy industry.
Andrew grew-up in southwest Pennsylvania on a beef cow-calf operation. He currently resides in Cobleskill, NY.
Member of Team Provimi since: January 29, 2018
B.S. Animal Science, Cornell University
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
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
Bryan regularly engages with mills and nutritionists to determine their needs and how we can help support them. He then works with his team to put a plan together to provide the right product and technical support to meet those needs.
Bryan has more outside interests than time. He has a young family that includes three very active boys. In his spare time, Bryan likes to have several home improvement projects running at all times. After those responsibilities are handled, he enjoys restoring antique tractors and spending time as a benefit auctioneer.
Member of Team Provimi since: May 1, 2019
B.S. Agribusiness | Emphasis: Marketing, University of Wisconsin
M.S. Food & Agribusiness, Purdue University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Indiana
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
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.
Territories: Southwest IA, Southeast NE, Northeast KS
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
Strategic Account Manager
Rob serves our east coast customers, leveraging our technical expertise and providing practical knowledge of technical solutions to support their business growth.
Rob lives in Altoona, PA with his wife Mary. Together they have 6 children. He is a member of American Dairy Science Assoc. and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.
Member of Team Provimi since: April 27, 2020
B.S., Penn State University