Meet Dan Heindel, our new customer service rep! This Columbus Junction, IA native will be taking care of feed order needs, as well as helping Kim Yoder route trucks. Not only did Dan grow up on a cow-calf operation but he was also the feed mill manager at Farmers Elevator in Wapello, IA for 8 years. This unique combination of experience gives him additional insight as he serves customers for success.
After high school, Dan received his agricultural production degree from Black Hawk East. He enjoys spending time with his wife Kasey and 2-year-old son Kannan, as well as raising club calves with his family. They raise cross-breds, Chi’s, Maines, and Angus cattle. Because his wife grew up with Herefords, Dan has married into raising that breed as well. Dan is on the Louisa County Fair Board, is a Shriner and 3rd degree Mason.
When asked what he’s most looking forward to at Stutsman’s, Dan responded, “I’m excited to be involved in a large-scale operation with a lot of moving parts. I’m ready to work with all the different products we offer and grow both personally and professionally. ”
What are your proudest accomplishments?
Marrying my wife and getting to raise our son!
Who has influenced your career the most? Why?
A man by the name of Curt Schoonover; he was my TSM from Kent while I worked at Farmers Elevator. He really helped guide me in my professional career.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
The customer is always right.
What is your favorite season? Why?
Calving season! (I’d say that’s fairly self-explanatory.)
What is something random that most people do not know about you?
I used to play the drums in the school band, even swing choir and jazz band.
What is on your bucket list?
Raising the grand champion steer at the Iowa State Fair.
Do you have any new exciting life events happening soon?
My wife is expecting, so we’re excited to welcome a baby girl soon!
Which Stutsman Core Value means the most to you and why?
Exceed Expectations. Customers tend to get comfortable with a certain level of service, and they really appreciate it when you go above and beyond to serve them.