Leawood, KS — July 24, 2018 —Agspring announces that Brian Aust has joined the company as VP, merchandising responsible for overseeing the merchandising decisions for both Big River Rice & Grain and Thresher Artisan Wheat.
Aust’s broad and tangible experience as a merchandising lead will be an immediate asset to Agspring merchandising operations both strategically and tactically. Aust has been engaged with the current challenging commodities market merchandising domestically in the mid-South and West regions.
He has served in merchandising capacities for Scoular, Debruce, Lansing and others and has direct experience managing transportation including high-capacity rail and barge operations. He also developed a cross country business in Texas establishing strong relationships with producers and customers.
“Brian is an experienced manager with a history of successfully working the agricultural commodity trade and asset field,” said Mark Beemer, Agspring CEO. “His background in merchandising negotiation, planning, customer service, and logistics will make a difference every day for our producers, customers and staff.”
Brian is a graduate of Kansas State University living in the greater Kansas City region.
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