Wheat Growers has named Chris Pearson Senior Vice President, Operations. He will join Wheat Growers’ staff January 14, 2013. He was most recently the Chief Operations Officer with Farmer’s Cooperative, a $1.2 billion cooperative headquartered in Ames, IA.
“Chris brings a wealth of executive, cooperative and operations experience to our organization,” said Dale Locken, Wheat Growers CEO. “He will be responsible for the strategic alignment of the operations, safety, maintenance and construction functions of Wheat Growers. His strategic vision, people skills and business intelligence strategies are tremendous assets for our company.”
“I’m excited to join this progressive cooperative that continues to demonstrate its leadership in the industry and depth of commitment to member-owners,” Pearson said. “I look forward to working with Wheat Growers’ leadership team, board of directors and delegates to contribute to the continued success and growth of one of the most dynamic ag cooperatives in this country.”
Pearson is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a B.S. in ag studies. He, his wife Rachel and their children will move to Aberdeen in January.