Our Team

Steve Borstad
Steve is president of Agri Trading. He has been trading various grades of fats and oils throughout North America and Mexico since 1974. Steve is a member of the American Fats and Oils Association and has been for over 25 years. He has served on the AFOA Board of Directors for the last six years.

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Brett Johnson

Brett is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota. That same year, he joined Cargill’s commodity merchandising team and spent 4 years in their Idaho and California offices. In 1990 he became a merchandiser for Agri Trading where he specialized in trading dry animal and vegetable by-products. In 2004, Brett became a partner in the ownership team and was named Vice-President. Since that time, he has overseen Agri Trading’s expansion as an industry leader of blended animal fats and oils, procurement and marketing of distiller’s corn oil and the expansion of their transportation fleet to service the upper Midwest.

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John Gordon

John Gordon is the Manager of Rendered Products. He has been a commodities trader since 1993, specializing in rendered products dry and liquid for the feed and pet food business. He handles all types of feedstock for the bio industry including restaurant and vegetable oils. John has been employed by Agri Trading since 1997 and is part of the current ownership group.

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Jim Weyandt

Jim has 25 years’ experience selling to the feed and energy industries. He also managed a grease collection company. Jim has held a variety of positions in the industry including Marketing Director and Sales Manager.

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Dan Menk

Dan has been trading chemicals since 2002. With expertise in chelates and fertilizer ingredients, he is currently focused on diversifying Agri Trading’s chemical portfolio. Dan manages a network of global suppliers and works with new supply options for the US market. He lives with his family on the west side of Minneapolis and coaches soccer.

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Tere Romero de Ruhland

Tere has over 25 years of experience in marketing, logistics and documentation with the Mexican markets. She has full knowledge of L/Cs and all documents and government requirements to import goods into Mexico. Tere works directly with the current Mexico market and is expanding the clientele. Tere, a native Mexican, speaks perfect English which helps to tie both cultures in the market place.

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Suzanne Korbel

Suzanne joined the fats and oils industry in 2011. She brings 22+ years of accounting and scheduling experience to trucking logistics. Suzanne also works on claims of all kinds. Her goal is to learn the rail side and some of the markets to better assist the traders. Suzanne loves to fly, scuba dive and traveling.

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Mariann Helmin

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