Agtegra Cooperative Announces New CEO Jason Klootwyk

Jun 14, 2022


(Aberdeen, SD) June 13, 2022 – The Agtegra Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce and welcome Jason Klootwyk as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 13, 2022.  Jason is a seasoned agricultural executive with over 20 years of experience.
 
Jason has been with Agtegra since 2019 and has held the roles of Chief Operating & Risk Officer and SVP, Grain Marketing & Rail Logistics.  He succeeds Chris Pearson, who served as the Agtegra CEO since 2017.
 
Jason joined Agtegra Cooperative after serving the industry at Bunge North America, where he held multiple positions including Director of North America Origination, Director of Interior Assets, and Center Gulf Region Manager.
 
Klootwyk stated, “I am humbled to have been given the opportunity to lead this great organization.  Our role in the food supply chain is a critical one, and I’m honored to get the privilege to lead our team as we work to support our member owners.”
 
“After an extensive CEO search, in which we saw some very elite candidates, we are excited to announce that our internal candidate rose to the top against the stiff competition,” Agtegra Board Chairman Rick Osterday stated, “We are certain Agtegra’s future under Jason’s leadership will be positive for our members and employees.”
 
Jason is currently a member of the board of directors of the National Grain and Feed Association, a trustee on the National Grain and Feed Foundation, and a past chairperson of the Indiana Grain & Feed Association. He is a graduate from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag-Business.
 
Agtegra Cooperative is headquartered in Aberdeen, SD, and is the nation’s largest locally owned agricultural supply cooperative.  It serves 6,700 farmer-owners predominantly in North and South Dakota with a network of 74 locations and 850 employees.  For more information, please visit www.agtegra.com.
 

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