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Dell Named CEO of Landmark Services Cooperative
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/13/2018

The Cottage Grove-based Landmark Services Cooperative has hired a new chief executive officer. The company's board of directors has appointed James Dell as its next leader, effective March 5.

Raised on a 500-head cow-calf operation in South Dakota, he who holds a degree in ag business from Southwest State University. Dell began his career at Harvest States and regionally owned locations of Land O'Lakes.

After 19 years with Central Valley Cooperative focusing on primarily grain and feed business, he joined Cooperative Producers Incorporated in Hastings, Nebraska, as their vice president of grain, managing 82 million bushels of grain storage. He also led the transportation division consisting of a 55-vehicle fleet and was instrumental in developing a safety-first culture.

"After an extensive CEO search and interview process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume the leadership of our cooperative," said Board Chairman John Blaska. "The board and I are delighted that Jim will lead Landmark into its next stage of growth."

Dell replaces former CEO Robert Carlson, who resigned from the cooperative last fall.

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