Joe is a multi-disciplinary executive with a progressive career in strategy, finance, marketing, sales management, and currently supply chain/operations.  Joe’s multi-disciplinary background provides him with a unique vantage point to lead an organization and also creates a foundation in which to develop future leaders.  A constant throughout his career has been a passion for serving others, developing future leaders, and leading high performing teams.Joe has a history of delivering results and creating a collaborative environment.  Joe’s scorecard for success is based upon an integrated view of service to his family, community, and employer.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Director of Supply Chain/Operations

Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Lead the supply chain and operations for the $4.5 billion crop inputs division (WinField Solutions) of Land O'Lakes.  The focus of the role has been to continue to transform the supply chain to more of a demand driven supply chain as the division has grown by over $1 billion the last five years. 

Key Focus Areas:o    Collapsing the supply chain with key customers of the futureo    Partnering with large suppliers to take costs out of the supply chaino    Network optimization project to reduce the number of warehouses from 100o    Developing service level commitments with customer and suppliers

Jul 2000 - Jul 2007

Director of Finance

Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Provided leadership of finance, customer service, product lines and operations for the $1 billion (sales) seed division of Land O'Lakes, Inc.  Led the finance/administration as we grew from $100 million in sales to over $1 billionKey Accomplishments:o    Streamlined Monsanto supply chaino    Consolidated Research Seeds, Inc. into Land O'Lakes Seedo    Increased turf margins 92% and forage margins 37% from 2005 to 2006o    Lead a high-performance finance and administration teamo    Focused on business performance by:o    Streamlining supply chaino    Accurate and timely invoicing to customers.o    Accurate, timely, and relevant financial reporting.o    Reported record pre-tax earnings for 2006 of $37.4 million, up from $6 million in 2002o    Reduced invested capital from $164 million in 2001 to $19 million in 2006

Oct 1998 - Jul 2000

Regional Controller

Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Acquisitionso    Completed analysis for potential acquisitions in Ag Services divisiono    Created Shared Service Team in Memphis, TNo    Enhanced alliances with Agriliance Southo    Reduced staff by 50%.o    Improved invoicing accuracy and  processes resulting in streamlined transactions between LOL and Agriliance SouthCountrymark Transactiono    Completed acquisition of Countrymark ($1 billion in sales) for Land O'Lakes, Inc.o    Transitioned finance responsibilities from Fishers, Indiana to various Land O’Lakes, Inc. locations.

May 1995 - May 1997

Senior Auditor

May 1997 - Oct 1988

Assistant Corporate Controller


o    Countrymark Cooperative, Inc. was a $2 billion agricultural companyo    Improved internal controls through balance sheet reconciliation process.o    Developed monthly division reporting summaries.



Community Service



Certified Management Accountant

Institute of Management Accountants

Certified Public Accountant

Minnesota Board of Accountancy