OUR TEAM

We are blessed to have a group of outstanding individuals that make up the Grand Valley Fortifiers team. Each day this team works tirelessly to serve our customers and provide the best products and service in the livestock nutrition industry. Below you’ll learn more about our senior management group and our team members who are involved directly with customer service. If you’re interested in a position at Grand Valley Fortifiers or the GVF group of companies, please scroll to the bottom and click on “Join Our Team” to learn more about current positions that are available.

Founder

Jim Ross

Jim Ross

Founder & Friend - 1936-2020

On November 5th, 2020 Jim Ross, our founder and friend passed peacefully from this world into the arms of his Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jim will be greatly missed by all of us at Grand Valley Fortifiers, the staff at the entire GVF group of companies, and the livestock producers that we have had the privilege of serving.

Jim loved farming and he loved farmers. Through his 60 years of work and leadership he constantly sought ways for farmers to “have a better shake” by helping to improve their performance or find better prices for the goods they produced. Today at GVF that remains our desire and we will do our best to carry forward the mission that Jim founded when he started Grand Valley Feeds in 1960.

 

Senior Management

Ian Ross

Ian Ross

President & CEO

Brian Gonder

Brian Gonder

VP & Chief Operating Officer

David Ross

David Ross

VP & Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Weppler

Kevin Weppler

Vice President of Sales

JD D'Elia

JD D'Elia

VP & Chief Financial Officer

Delivery Team

Maynard DeGraaf

Driving for GVF since 1980

Mike DeGraaf

Driving for GVF since 1994

Ryan Everts

Driving for GVF since 2003

Mark Nieboraczek

Driving for GVF since 2014

Dean Phillips

Driving for GVF since 2006

Dave Van Daalen

Driving for GVF since 2006

Sid VanderMeulen

Driving for GVF since 1990

Bernie Vlietstra

Driving for GVF since 1988

Fred Vlietstra

Driving for GVF since 1986

Patrick Wolf

Driving for GVF since 2016

Maynard DeGraaf

Maynard DeGraaf

Driving for GVF Since 1980

Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Driving for GVF since 2006

Fred Vlietstra

Fred Vlietstra

Driving for GVF since 1986

Mike DeGraaf

Mike DeGraaf

Driving for GVF since 1994

Dave Van Daalen

Dave Van Daalen

Driving for GVF since 2006

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf

Driving for GVF since 2016

Ryan Everts

Ryan Everts

Driving for GVF since 2003

Sid VanderMeulen

Sid VanderMeulen

Driving for GVF since 1990

Mark Nieboraczek

Mark Nieboraczek

Driving fir GVF since 2014

Bernie Vlietstra

Bernie Vlietstra

Driving fir GVF since 1988

Customer Service

Ken Bax

Ken Bax

Dispatch Manager

Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller

Customer Service

Linda Harris

Linda Harris

Customer Service Manager

Rosy McGrowder

Rosy McGrowder

Credit Manager

Janet Shepherd

Janet Shepherd

Nutrition Assistant

Lindsay McDonald

Lindsay McDonald

Customer Service

Ruminant Nutritionists

Dairy, Beef & Goat

Mark Bowman

Mark Bowman

Ruminant Nutritionist

Josh DeVos

Josh DeVos

Ruminant Nutritionist

Jeff Keunen

Jeff Keunen

Ruminant Nutritionist

Kathleen Shore

Kathleen Shore

Ruminant Nutritionist

Ruminant Specialists

Dairy, Beef & Goat

Mark Bousfield

Mark Bousfield

Dairy Specialist

Art Groenewegen

Art Groenewegen

Ruminant Team Leader

Brian Nelson M.Sc.

Brian Nelson M.Sc.

Dairy & Beef Specialist

Erik Zieleman

Erik Zieleman

Dairy & Poultry Specialist

Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman

Dairy and Beef Specialist

Rienke Kalverboer

Rienke Kalverboer

Dairy Specialist

Mike Rutherford

Mike Rutherford

Dairy Specialist

Margaret Currie

Margaret Currie

Ruminant Specialist

Brian Llewellyn

Brian Llewellyn

Dairy & Beef Specialist

Henry Verhoog

Henry Verhoog

Dairy Specialist

Matt Ghent

Matt Ghent

Dairy Specialist

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

Ruminant Specialist

Brad Whytock

Brad Whytock

Dairy & Beef Specialist

Monogastric Nutritionists

Swine & Poultry

Dr. Martin Clunies

Dr. Martin Clunies

Monogastric Nutritionist

Bruce Schumann

Bruce Schumann

Monogastric Nutritionist

Adam Totafurno

Adam Totafurno

Monogastric Nutritionist

Youngji Rho Ph.D.

Youngji Rho Ph.D.

Monogastric Nutritionist

Monogastric Specialists

Swine & Poultry

Paul de Rond

Paul de Rond

Swine Specialist

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Monogastric Sales & Service Support

Ken Vanderheyden

Ken Vanderheyden

Swine & Poultry Specialist

Duane Firminger

Duane Firminger

Swine & Poultry Specialist

Victoria Seip

Victoria Seip

Swine Field Support

Sye Vandermeulen

Sye Vandermeulen

Swine Support

Ron Gunson

Ron Gunson

Swine Specialist

Ray Stortz

Ray Stortz

Swine Specialist

Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Swine Specialist

Cheryl Lehmann

Cheryl Lehmann

Management Information Systems

Ryan Snyder

Ryan Snyder

Poultry Production Improvement Specialist

Join our team!

Contact Us

1-877-625-4400

519-621-4400

PO Box 726

Cambridge Ontario

N1R 5W6