WAUPUN, Wis. — Troy Ramaker, New Holstein, Wis., has been hired as CentralStar Cooperative’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ramaker is responsible for forecasting and managing the cooperative’s financial position, as well as overseeing all finance and accounting operations, team members, and outside vendors. He is based in the multi-state cooperative’s Waupun, Wis., business office.
Ramaker has held various financial-leadership roles during his 26-year career, serving several companies in the CFO capacity. In recent years, he was CFO for GLC Minerals, LLC, Green Bay, Wis., a family-owned mineral-processing company, where he led a team that successfully implemented human-resources, information-technology, and financial policies and procedures. Prior to that, he was CFO and executive vice president for Eden Stone Company, Eden, Wis. With a strong record of leadership and achievement through strategy formulation, business counsel, and institution of effective management and financial controls, Ramaker brings value to CentralStar Cooperative in quality results and positive outcomes.
“Troy is the type of person who continually enjoys learning and improving his skills,” said Chief Executive Officer Phil Dieter. “We look forward to giving him that opportunity as a part of the CentralStar family, while working to make sure the cooperative continues in a profitable direction for the benefit of our employee-team members, customers, and member stockowners.”
Ramaker is replacing retiring CFO, Chad Rensi, following his more-than-18 years of service to the cooperative.
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.
— CentralStar Cooperative