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. Kim Yoder, logistics manager for feed ingredients, keeps a lot of pieces moving!
“Kim is the logistics manager for our feed ingredients team and his position requires working closely with all areas of our division. He can be found coordinating back hauls for our feed route trucks with the purchasing team, working with customer service to communicate delivery schedules to customers, or balancing the driving schedule, ensuring the truck drivers are legal and safe. This shows that Kim values collaboration with all facets of our division to achieve the ultimate goal of serving our customers for success. I speak for our entire division in saying that Kim is a pleasure to work with and an important part of our team.” –Terry Hurshman, VP of Feed Ingredients
What are your responsibilities?
I oversee the loading of trucks and how they’re routed. My goal is to get freight to feed customers in a timely manner and effectively communicate with drivers.
What is your background?
I grew up in Joetown, IA where we had crops and dairy cows. I attended Mid-Prairie for middle school and Iowa Mennonite School for high school.
I had numerous jobs before coming to Stutsmans, including owning my own grain truck and working at Wellman Produce Co. and English River Pellets. I started as a feed route driver here at Stutsmans in 2003. Today, I live in Iowa City with my wife Maryann.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy camping, being at home, and occasionally fishing!
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
The satisfaction of getting trucks full and customers receiving what they need.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
New York Strip.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Jack of All Trades
What’s on your bucket list?
Travel across the Midwest and retire in the Black Hills.
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The increase of regulations in the transportation industry.
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
Getting to see planting and harvest seasons progress.
What Stutsman Core Value means the most to you? Why?
Set the bar higher; I like to work with people who do a good job and get stuff done. Also, taking the lead is a necessity in my job.