Although the agriculture industry and our products/services may change over the years, one consistent factor remains; our employees are one of the most important ingredients in our recipe for success. Through our Employee Spotlight Blog Series, learn about the people who make up the Stutsman team. Staff Accountant, Geddy Hilton, has been with us since November of 2015 and isn’t afraid to tackle new tasks!
Geddy started with our company on the first day of our fiscal year-end activities, and also took on the full accounting activities of a start-up entity, E&S Equipment; talk about getting pushed into the deep end and finding out if you can swim. He took the lead by embracing these initial responsibilities and has continued to take on any new tasks as assigned. As we are making some responsibility shifts within the accounting department at this time, Geddy has radiated enthusiasm by raising his hand to accept more tasks. Geddy is an integral part of the accounting team and we look forward to him continuing to take the lead in all he does.” –Scott Szymanek, President & CFO
What are your responsibilities?
I do the accounting for Washington Ag Supply, K&B Ag Supply, E&S, AWS Iowa, AWS South Dakota, and Wellman Farm Center.
What is your background?
I was born and raised in Muscatine, IA. After I went to Muscatine Community College for two years, I transferred to UNI and got my bachelor’s degree in accounting. I worked at SERVPRO of Burlington as a bookkeeper before coming here.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends, playing video games, and listening to music. My favorite band is Coldplay!
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
Getting to solve problems, whether it’s by reconciling inventory or explaining financial information.
What is something random most people don’t know about you?
I collect baseball cards! I have sets going back to 2000.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
If you were stuck on an island what 3 items would you bring?
Matches, my iPod for music, and my family.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
This is a True Story
What’s on your bucket list?
Travel to Rome to see the Vatican!
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The continued advancements in technology.
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be and why?
Microsoft Excel because you can present information in many different ways.
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
The people; they’re the reason we’re in business!
What Stutsman Core Value means the most to you? Why?
Instill Authenticity; honesty and doing the right thing goes a long way and makes you stand out.