Our Team

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. In November of 2017, Brett was named President of Agri Trading, Agri Trading Fats and Oils, Agri Trading Properties and Sterling Logistics.

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John Gordon

John Gordon is the Manager of Rendered Products and current Vice President. 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 Diesel and Chemical industry including animal fats and vegetable oils. John is also a current member of American Fats and Oils Board of Directors.

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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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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

Mariann has been with Agri Trading since 1999. She has experience in many aspects of the day to day operation of Agri Trading. For the past four years, Mariann has been the rail car logistics coordinator for domestic and Mexican rail cars.

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