Commercial Director, Dairy
Blaine is accountable for leading the segment’s sales team to develop and engage customers and grow our market share. He works closely with the species leadership teams as well as contacts in the industry to develop marketing strategies and tactics to grow our business and create distinctive value in the marketplace. Blaine also focuses on the development of our sales team, engagement, distribution, alignment and execution of strategy, while leading our overall sales efforts for dairy.
In his spare time, he likes to play golf, follow my kids sports (basketball, baseball, and golf), and travel. He and his family love to spend time in the kitchen cooking and making meals together, and watching college football.
Member of Team Provimi since: April 2, 2018
B.S. Agriculture Economics, Oklahoma State University
Dairy Innovation Lead
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
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
Wenping provides technical support for customers (regional feed mills, consultants, and producers) and field technical personnel. Some of his responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating external communications such as, newsletters, technical reports, marketing materials, and research reports. He also provides internal formulation support, assisting in formulating nutritional products and programs for sale to customers and producers to meet their unique or complex nutritional requirements. WenPing works with other dairy tech team members to lead innovative research projects, new product development, and development of practical tools for dairy nutrition and management.
In his spare time, Wenping enjoys playing basketball, fishing and listening to music.
Member of Team Provimi since: December 7, 2015
Ph.D. in Dairy Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Assistant
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 Assistant
As a Nutrition Assistant, Carly assists in both AAMPS customer service and nutrition related projects.
Carly King currently resides with her fiancé 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 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
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
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
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
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.
Territories: Northern & Central OH
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
Dennis is responsible for developing and servicing the upper Midwest market for Provimi. His primary focus is working with 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 ticket holder.
Member of Team Provimi since: March 2, 1992
B.S. Business Administration, University of Wisconsin
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
Strategic Account Manager, Multi-Species
Mark is responsible for coordinating resources and leading the sales of our multi species offering to independent feed mills and nutritionists for the Mid-Atlantic and the North East Regions.
Family is very important to Mark. While away from work, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and watching sports.
Member of Team Provimi since: June 11, 2018
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