Commercial Director, Swine
In his role, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing strategy and driving growth for the swine business. Mark is passionate about people development and the development of high-performance teams and provides leadership for our swine account management team.
Mark grew up on a diversified farm in Southeast, Iowa where his family raised beef, pork, corn, soybeans, and wheat. He and his wife, Leslie have three children; their son Lauren is a freshman at Iowa State University, daughter Grace is an eighth grader at Central Lee Community Schools, and son Ben is a very busy four-year-old that helps his Mom on the farm.
Member of Team Provimi since: April 9, 2018
Chad works with our Swine Team to develop customer specific feeding programs to optimize nutritional value and financial return. He also invests time with customers in troubleshooting nutrition and management issues. Chad is passionate about advancing our understanding of ingredients and works closely with the Global Team on Cargill Nutrition System enhancements.
Chad enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and daughters, Abby and Emily. Chad loves grilling (especially pork!) and is an avid fan of University of Illinois sports teams and Chicago Cubs baseball.
Member of Team Provimi since: October 28, 2013
B.S. Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
M.S. Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University
As a Swine Nutritionist, Erin works with pork producers to understand their production systems and capabilities and identify areas that will help producers advance and excel in producing safe, nutritious, and affordable lean pork for human consumption around the world. As part of the Technical Team, she supports development of new technologies and offerings based on needs of pork producers. With such a dynamic industry and the continued advances in understanding ingredients, pig requirements, and pork production, Erin sees many opportunities in food production. She enjoys all facets of pork production and applies a whole-system approach to refining management practices to help producers implement new technologies that are practical and cost-effective.
Erin enjoys new adventures by traveling near and far with, and to visit, family and friends. She is involved in her church and is an avid baker. Erin enjoys watching and playing sports and the challenge of running half marathons and triathlons.
Member of Team Provimi since: January 5, 2015
B.S. Animal Science, North Dakota State University
M.S. Animal Science (Reproductive Physiology and Meat Science), North Dakota State University
Ph.D. Animal Science (Swine Nutrition), University of Minnesota
James C. Peters
About James C.
J.C. is part of the Swine Technical Services Nutritionists Group. Since joining Provimi, he has increased his work with Account Teams in supporting several customers across the country. He not only provides nutritional recommendations, JC visits customer’s farms to walk-through and make specific recommendations on management practices.
J.C. enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, Madison, Garrett, and Elliott. His children are active year round in dance, football, and basketball. Supporting their activities keeps him very busy. J.C. also loves watching Buckeye football and basketball, and in his spare time enjoys working outside in the yard and garden.
Member of Team Provimi since: June 2, 2015
B.S. Animal Science, The Ohio State University
M.S. Non-Ruminant Nutrition, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. Non-Ruminant Nutrition, The Ohio State University
Jim is actively involved in day-to-day nutrition work for several accounts. He helps in ingredient evaluation, nutrition program specifications, and formulation of nursery packs, research design and interpretation for customers. Jim provides insight and answers a wide variety of customers’ nutrition and additive questions. He also makes on-site visits to customers to review performance, share research, and walk barns.
Jim enjoys staying active with his wife and son.
Member of Team Provimi since: August 6, 2012
B.S. Agriculture, Wilmington College
M.S. Swine Nutrition, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. Swine Nutrition, The Ohio State University
Swine Nutritionist and Technical Services
Kathryn is a trusted expert on the Swine Nutrition and Technical Team. She appreciates working with many accounts across the globe. In addition to her responsibilities with the Swine Technical Team, she manages Provimi US Swine Products. Kathryn enjoys leading successful product launches and applications that provide individualized benefits for swine customers. To ensure innovative product strategy, she works cross-functionally with purchasing, formulation, pricing, and manufacturing.
Kathryn and her husband are new parents and are excitedly navigating their way through the parenthood journey. She enjoys spending time with her husband and animals. In her spare time, Kathryn also enjoys volunteering in the Dayton area as a Pet Therapy team with her Golden Retriever, Belle.
Member of Team Provimi since: January 3, 2012
B.S. Animal Science, North Carolina State University
B.S. Poultry Science, North Carolina State University
M.S. Animal Science, North Carolina State University
Ph.D. Swine Nutrition, Virginia Tech
Ken ensures today’s top pork producers are staying competitive. His passion for nutrition makes sure leading technology is implemented in the diets he designs for his customers. Problem solving with his team of fellow nutritionists allows for quick results when any on-farm issues arise. Utilizing the information generated by the Provimi Research Team allows him to offer nutritional solutions that make a positive difference to his customers. Ken also finds great enjoyment in mentoring nutritional assistants and sales force about swine nutrition and how their role is critical to the success of our customers.
Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He actively coaches his children’s soccer teams throughout the year. When not coaching soccer, he is watching his favorite English Premier League team, Chelsea, play on TV. To wind down, Ken enjoys landscaping his yard and volunteering his time to help out at his wife and kid’s school.
Member of Team Provimi since: March 1, 1999
B.S. Animal Science, University of Florida
M.S. Animal Science, University of Florida
Ph.D. Animal Science, University of Kentucky
As a swine nutrition assistant, Abbie works directly with our nutritionists, account managers, and customers to formulate and maintain diets based on the goals of the producer. She is also responsible for maintaining supplier specific raw material matrices stored in our formulation system. In addition to formulation, Abbie provides various diet and ingredient saving scenarios to assist producers in deciding the most cost-effective diet design for their nutrition program. Abbie enjoys being involved in the training of new employees by creating and maintaining formulation documentation and providing training sessions as a part of the onboarding program for nutrition assistants.
Abbie lives in Huber Heights with her boyfriend, Quinton, and their golden retriever, Burley. Together, they enjoy kayaking, boating, running, and cheering for their alma mater, The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Abbie is also a talented cook and host, and enjoys creating unique recipes to entertain and share with friends and family.
Member of Team Provimi since: February 17, 2014
B.S., Agriculture - The Ohio State University
Doug works directly with customers and Provimi Nutritionists and Account Managers to provide nutrition solutions. He provides diet formulation, ingredient and cost comparisons, and provide various reports.
Doug is married with 2 young adult children. He and his wife live on a small farm where they have raised show pigs. In his spare time, Doug enjoys deer hunting on their farm.
Member of Team Provimi since: August 5, 2013
B.S. Animal Science – The Ohio State University
Gabrielle works with Strategic Pork accounts and really enjoys learning the dynamics of the business and being challenged in different ways on a daily basis.
Gabrielle and her fiancé recently purchased their first home and have been busy doing a complete reconstruction renovation on it by themselves. When she is not busy with construction work, Gabrielle really enjoys antiquing and going horseback riding through the various state parks across the state.
Member of Team Provimi since: June 6, 2017
B.S. in Agriculture - The Ohio State University
Lindsay provides technical services to customers throughout the Midwest. Some of those services include diet formulation, data transfers, feed quality analysis, costing comparison, ingredient value comparisons, and many other responsibilities.
Lindsay enjoys spending quality time with her husband John and daughter Peyton. She is actively involved in coaching her daughter’s soccer team and cheering her on at her dance recitals. She also enjoys horseback riding, traveling, any outdoor activity, and watching college football (GO BUCKS!).
Member of Team Provimi since: August 15, 2016
B.S. in Animal Sciences - The Ohio State University
Tricia works along with the nutritionists and accounts managers to support customer diet formulation, ingredient pricing, and working to meet each customer’s expectations. Diet formulation and ingredient pricing includes evaluating various ingredient savings, cost-optimized diets, and using lab information to update ingredient values.
Tricia lives in Vandalia, Ohio with her two cats Lucy and Ethel. Tricia enjoys going to concerts and getting outside to hike, bike, and do the occasional kayaking trip. She also enjoys spending time to volunteer and help others.
Member of Team Provimi since: August 25, 2014
B.S. Animal Science and Biology - University of Findlay
Allan manages research of grow-finishing pigs on Provimi Research Farms, including trial design and management, data collection and analysis, as well as summarizing study reports. He collaborates with a variety of groups in the company to perceive market trend, optimize research topic priority, and present trial results. As a member of the research team, Allan also works with other teams in the company on Research and Development projects for products and services.
Allan comes from Beijing, China and currently lives in the Dayton, Ohio area, with his wife Anne and son Conan. Allan is a big NBA fan and his hobbies also include traveling, swimming, and reading detective novels.
Member of Team Provimi since: January 3, 2017
M.S and B.S., Department of Animal Science and technology, China Agricultural University
Ph.D, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University
Sara facilitates the trials conducted at our research facilities. Before and throughout the trials, she updates farm protocols, maintains the feed deliveries, and provides the plant with manufacturing instructions and lab analysis requests. Once trials are complete, she inputs and verifies the performance data, perform statistical analysis, and summarizes the data into tables and Power Point presentations. Sara also works with the nutritionists to discuss future project focus, new supplier data, and deliver customer facing presentations, such as the Provimi Research Review. She continually strives to deliver additional research information to the technical team to assist with our customers’ inquiries.
Sara enjoys taking her beagle to the dog park or hiking trails when the weather is nice. In the fall, she stays busy watching her favorite teams, the Oakland Raiders and Kansas State Wildcats, play football. Any given opportunity, she enjoys traveling to new places with family and friends.
Member of Team Provimi since: March 16, 2016
B.S. in Animal Science - Kansas State University
M.S. in Animal Science - Kansas State University
Research and Development Manager
As a Swine Research Manager, Sabrina is responsible for coordinating and leading the swine research trials conducted at the North America Technology Application Center. In her role, she prioritizes topics, manages trial objectives, determines the best experimental designs, interprets data, and communicates results to the technical team, industry colleagues, and customers. Sabrina is also engaged with the Additives Team in the development of new additives. As a Product Development Manager, Sabrina works in conjunction with the Swine Product Manager to update Provimi U.S. swine products based on recent research findings to ensure that we are offering the best nutritional solutions to our customers. In addition, Sabrina also works closely with the global team to exchange research information, processes, and how to better align research priorities that can be advantageous to our business on a global level.
Sabrina enjoys spending time with her two children, Lexie and Ryan. Attending her children’s activities including soccer, showing dogs in 4-H, and Girl Scouts keep her busy. Born and raised in Brazil, Sabrina is a huge soccer fan. Other interests include outside activities with her children and traveling to learn about new cultures.
Member of Team Provimi since: June 30, 2003
B.S. Animal Science - Louisiana State University
M.S. Swine Nutrition - Louisiana State University
Sharon is a champion of the customer and is always seeking new ways to identify new nutritional truths to improve performance and economic outcomes. She enjoys developing strategies and evidence-based research programs designed to translate data relevant and successful products and programs. Her area of responsibility and expertise is the placement and management of external research programs with large swine producers in the United States.
Sharon is an avid singer and is a member of five vocal ensembles in the Dayton, OH area. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York. When she is not singing, you can find her enjoying a round of golf at her local club, gardening or creating a new recipe.
Member of Team Provimi since: January 3, 2017
B.S. Animal Sciences (Minor: Biology), Virginia Tech
M.S. Animal Nutrition (Sheep), Virginia Tech
Ph.D. Animal Nutrition (Swine), Oklahoma State University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD
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 and 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
Jan is an Account Manager in Indiana and Illinois, as well as some accounts in Ohio. Her market area is mostly swine, but does also have dairy and poultry. She has a passion for serving customers to help them be successful.
Territories: IL, Northern IN, Northeast MO
Jan enjoys spending her time at home with husband, Bob in their yard, garden and orchard. She also enjoys seeing her two grown sons, Stephen and Erik, when she can. Jan continues to be a big Boilermaker fan, living close to the University, they enjoy going to Purdue activities and sports events.
Member of Team Provimi since: September 6, 2004
B.S. Animal Science, Purdue University
Kent is responsible for working with Swine accounts in the Southeastern U.S.
Kent enjoys spending time with his wife, Tricia and their two children, Hannah and Brooks. Hannah is a softball player and Brooks plays baseball and basketball. Kent helps coach their teams. Kent’s family is active in Wendell Baptist Church. The Lytle’s are big Wolfpack fans and try to take in as many Wolfpack sporting events as they can.
Member of Team Provimi since: April 2, 1990
B.S. Animal Science, North Carolina State University
Kevin is responsible for Account Team leadership with current and future Provimi nutritional customers located in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. He strives to identify customer needs and develop solutions that will increase the profitability of their business. His passion is developing tools to evaluate customer production information and provide data analysis to increase their bottom line. The use of these tools helps make Kevin more effective and gives him a better understanding of the customer’s business. Kevin uses the full Provimi Nutritional Service Team to provide better solutions for a multitude of customer needs and opportunities.
Kevin enjoys quality time with his wife, Cathy and three children, Breanna, Trevor and Kylie. Kevin and Cathy are seen walking in their neighborhood on a regular basis. Kevin is a competitive racquetball player, and enjoys family time riding bikes, snow skiing, and hiking Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
Member of Team Provimi since: July 19, 1993
B.S. Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
Kyle is responsible for helping customers succeed in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He serves as the primary advisor for swine producers and Regional Feed Mills helping deliver economical and trustworthy insights utilizing the Provimi tools. Kyle works with the customers individually to understand their needs before working with the Provimi Account Team to create a customized solution for their business. Whether it’s collaborating on strategic business plans or just grabbing lunch together, Kyle values his personal and professional relationships with customers.
Kyle and his wife have a son and enjoy spending time with him as well as the rest of their family. They also participate in the family show pig operation and enjoy raising and selling pigs, as well as attending local, state, and national shows with their friends.
Member of Team Provimi since: March 1, 2007
B.S. Agricultural Systems Management, Purdue University
Matt is a guiding influence for customers across the Midwest and spends the majority of his time in Southern Minnesota. His main responsibility is to utilize the vast resources and expertise of Provimi to add value to his customers’ business. Matt is passionate about working for, and with his customers to help them build the best pork system possible.
Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Time seems to fill up quickly with family events, taking care of their acreage, and attending or coaching FFA activities.
Member of Team Provimi since: December 1, 2006
B.S. Ag-Business, Fort Hays State University
M.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University
Mike works to develop a deep understanding of our swine customers’ businesses to become engaged as if he were part of their business leadership team. The end-goal is to deliver distinctive, measurable customer solutions to help those customers succeed.
Mike really enjoys spending time with and entertaining family and friends. Interests include good food and music, golf, personal investing, grilling, and swimming pool-water chemistry (he has the clearest pool water in the St. Louis area). Mike watches or listens to nearly all St. Louis Cardinals games and will root for the Cubs only if the Cardinals are definitely out of contention.
Member of Team Provimi since: May 3, 1999
B.S. Animal Industries, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Mike is responsible for customer accounts in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and Iowa. Most of his time is focused in the swine industry, though he also serves some poultry and dairy business. Mike strives to keep his customers up to date on the latest Provimi research, product changes, and industry happenings. He works with the entire Provimi team to provide support to customers through the Manufacturing, Customer Service, and Technical Teams. Mike has had the privilege of working with many talented Swine Nutritionists in the industry. As a member of the Provimi team, Mike is dedicated to providing nutritional solutions to help customers succeed.
Territories: NE, KS, Western IA, WY, CO
Mike and his wife, Brenda, live in Lincoln, NE. Mike appreciates spending time with their three adult children and spouses, and most importantly with the five grandchildren he feels blessed to have in the family. For fun, Mike likes to fish, watch Big Red football, and go hunting with his lab, Leia.
Member of Team Provimi since: November 1, 2006
Mike covers Michigan, Northern Indiana and Southwest Ontario, working with all species. Mike is proud of the fact that Provimi has been doing business in this market area for over 40 years and has customers that have been working with our company almost as long. Besides buying customers lunches and donuts, Mike works as a conduit between customers and our nutrition staff, as well as all other departments at Provimi.
Mike cuts wood, makes things from wood, burns wood and smokes meat with wood. Mike’s wife tells him he has too many chain saws and smokers. He plays harmonica on weekends at jam sessions and gigs with musical friends. Mike is learning the banjo, but reports not being patient with it. He attends MSU sporting events and goes fishing whenever he is able.
Member of Team Provimi since: March 6, 1995
Michigan State University
Patrick’s role as Account Manager is to get to know and understand producers and production companies in the upper Midwest and help optimize, implement, and identify solutions into their business. In Patrick’s opinion, one of the best aspects of the job is that he rarely finds two situations that are ever completely alike. As an Account Manager, regardless of serving a Swine or Poultry customers, Mike believes he serves as the liaison between a strong company that’s dedicated to our customers and the industry and the producers who are striving to become more effective and more efficient in how they utilize their nutrition and production resources.
Patrick’s key outside interests are spending time in God’s great outdoor playground watching a day come alive, be it hunting whitetails, elk, anything that may be in season, or by dropping a line in the water. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole and their three sons, chasing around to various activities, and watching them grow up to be who they want to be.
Member of Team Provimi since: April 10, 1995
B.S. Animal and Plant Systems, University of Minnesota
Phil works with customers and potential customers to understand what it takes to help them succeed and be profitable. He leverages the strength of his team to help him design unique solutions for any new problems or concerns that surface in his customers’ operations.
Territories: Northwest and Central IN
Phil is a proud father to four great daughters and loves spending time with his 11 grandchildren. Each year Phil and his wife look forward to taking a trip with their entire family. Phil is also a licensed auctioneer and enjoys spending his Saturdays auctioneering at local sales. In any other spare time, you can find Phil working on the family farm operation or spending time with his wife and his church family.
Member of Team Provimi since: October 25, 1999
In her role as a Swine Account Manager, Shelby fuels her passion by building and fostering relationships with customers. She listens to truly understand their goals and works to help them achieve those goals by providing them proven research data and technical support so they can make sound business decisions. Shelby relies upon the Provimi team of experts to help communicate and deliver solutions that have real merit.
Shelby maintains a fairly busy life with traveling, assisting friends on their family farms, Rotary, Habitat for Humanity and also a love for camping. There is not a day that her agenda doesn’t include a commitment to an organization she’s passionate about or time spent making traveling plans!
Member of Team Provimi since: January 3, 2017
B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University
Tom is an Account Manager for the Swine Team at Provimi. In addition to managing accounts, he is also a Sales Leader responsible for recruiting more talent to strengthen his team.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys farming, working with construction equipment, antique cars, fishing and hunting.
Member of Team Provimi since: June 15, 1981
BS Ag Business - Iowa State University