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. Territory Sales Manager Tim Cantrell has been serving our feed customers since 2016!
“When new products are introduced Tim takes the lead in sharing them with our customers. He is a team player and has a great understanding of the feed and livestock industry. Tim values collaboration with the feed team and his views and ideas are beneficial to our division’s success. A pleasure to work with, he starts each day with an enthusiastic attitude that his customers recognize.” – Terry Yoder, Sales Manager
What are your responsibilities?
Developing new accounts and servicing my current accounts.
What is your background?
I grew up in Central Nebraska and am married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. My career has included managing sow and farrow-to-finish facilities, then working for Purina Mills as a Swine Specialist. I’ve had several classes on sales and taken some college courses as well.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
My wife and I enjoy fishing, boating, gardening. I enjoy pheasant hunting each fall with some friends from my Purina days too!
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
Solving customer needs and meeting their demands when possible, and taking advantage of opportunities when they arise.
What is something random most people don’t know about you?
I was able to walk away from an airplane crash in the Nebraska Sandhills.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
That’s difficult to answer; most everything we eat too often, we grow tired of.
If you were stuck on an island what 3 items would you bring?
My Bible, a survival book on living on a stranded island, and 1001 ways to prepare coconuts!
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Everyday is a New Lesson. What we thought we knew we know nothing about!
What’s on your bucket list?
Return to Ireland again and see the Holy Land.
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The continued consolidation of the ag industry and new innovations. What is new today is obsolete tomorrow!
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
It’s always evolving to new efficiencies!
What Stutsman Core Value means the most to you? Why?
Radiate enthusiasm! I hope I bring a positive attitude to my customers and I always strive to grow my territory and maintain existing customers.