The Wenger Group recently announce some key management structure changes which it believes will benefit customers by improving speed and quality of execution, accelerating the company’s growth.
According to the company, its board of directors have been evaluating what succession planning actions should be taken to prepare for the eventual retirement of President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Phil Rohrbaugh. Based on that review and assessment, a plan has been developed.
Phil Rohrbaugh will continue to lead our organization as the CEO for next several years, but his focus will shift more toward ensuring the long-term sustainability of the company and less on day-to-day operations. Accordingly, his focus will be around the execution of the company’s strategy, driving and developing revenue opportunities and growth, acquisitions, and business development, and continuing to strengthen our corporate governance.
With that shift in focus, the following changes that will be occurring in its management structure effective October 1, 2021.
First, the company announced the promotion of Tim Appleby into the new position of senior vice president and chief business officer, reporting to Rohrbaugh. In this position, all shared service functions that support operations (i.e. Finance and Accounting, Human Resources & Information Technology) as well as Transportation will report to Appleby.
Second, Brad Wagner is being promoted into the position of senior vice president and chief operating officer, reporting to Rohrbaugh. In this position, Brad will provide oversight to all Mill operations, Manufacturing support services, Supply Chain and Customer Service & Logistic areas.
“These areas are strongly linked as we strive to meet the animal nutrition needs of our customers,” the company said.
Third, Dave Glock is being promoted to senior vice president and chief procurement officer. While Dave will continue to lead and manage the Procurement area and partner with Wagner closely around operations, he will work directly with and report to Rohrbaugh around the execution of the company’s expansionary strategies that are intended to drive long term value to the company.
Finally, as a result of the company’s strong focus around Animal Nutrition Research & Innovation as well as Quality, Dr. Raj Kasula, senior vice president and chief nutrition officer, will continue to report to Rohrbaugh.
“Our efforts in these areas continue to be expanded, and Dr. Kasula has initiated a number of important initiatives in an effort to achieve more market recognition of our capabilities and new actions we are taking in these areas.”
The Wenger Group Inc. is a leading family-owned agricultural products and services organization, which includes Wenger Feeds LLC, Nutrify LLC, Dutchland Farms LLC, Risser Grain LLC, and Hoober Feeds. With over 450 team members and ten feed milling locations in two states, the company is a regional provider of poultry, swine, and dairy feeds, performance ingredient solutions, conventional and specialty eggs, grain, fertilizer, and allied services in the Mid-Atlantic Region.