Leadership Team

Deeply rooted values.

We have a history of knowing what we stand for, putting relationships first, and always doing right by our customers, partners and colleagues.

Andrew Loder

President

Andrew Loder became President of the Feed division in January 2017 after joining Wilbur-Ellis as senior vice president in October 2016.

For the three previous decades, Loder helped direct strategy, operations and management assignments for Cargill – most recently as vice president, global risk management for the Aqua Nutrition group. His team provided commodity risk management guidance to businesses in 35 countries. Loder also oversaw commercial, general management and risk management for Cargill’s Global Animal Nutrition and Food businesses, including its Animal Nutrition 2020 strategy.

Loder holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Pedro Curry.

Pedro Curry

Chief Operating Officer

Pedro Curry joined as Chief Operating Officer for Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition in September 2019.

Curry was most recently general manager for QualiTech’s Ag Nutrition division and has spent the last 25 years of his career in the United States, Asia-Pacific, Central and South America building his expertise in operations, sales and general management, specifically in agribusiness industries.

Nick Braden

Vice President of Sales, Pet Nutrition

Nick Braden joined Wilbur Ellis Nutrition in April 2018 and leads our Pet Nutrition strategy. He has spent the last 15 years in ag and food production successfully leading and championing customer success. Braden leads the team responsible for bringing and delivering Wilbur-Ellis’ mission to our pet nutrition and rendering partners, with a strong emphasis on nutrient innovation, supporting sustainable growth, and connecting our partners with solutions that help animals thrive.

Before joining Wilbur-Ellis, Braden served as the commercial director for North and Central America for Anitox, a specialty feed additive company, leading commercial and operational strategy. He also served as regional sales lead for Monsanto Company for the Eastern United States and Canada, leading territory and channel sales strategy for the Precision Planting brand. Before his time at Monsanto, Braden served in various sales management and commodity trading roles with Archer Daniels Midland Company.

Braden holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University.

Gerardo Quintero

Vice President of Sales, Livestock Nutrition

Gerardo Quintero joined Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition in April 2020 as a Vice President and leads our international livestock business. Specifically, he overseas Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition Japan and the forage team as well as partnering with the domestic team.

Before starting at Wilbur-Ellis, Quintero was the European managing director for Cargill’s animal nutrition business unit and project manager of its transformation management office. He also served as Cargill’s animal nutrition and health managing director in Mexico. Before working at Cargill, Quintero was general manager of the animal nutrition brand Make Your Own Diets, which was acquired by Provimi, and marketing and sales manager of Purina in Colombia, before its acquisition by Cargill.

Quintero holds a Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an Executive MBA from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Spain.

Gary Dempsay

Gary Dempsay

Vice President, Aquaculture Nutrition

Gary Dempsay joined Wilbur-Ellis in April 2019 as the Controller for Rangen, Inc. and then was promoted to Vice President, Aquaculture Nutrition in September 2020.

Before joining Wilbur-Ellis, Dempsay spent the last few decades in various accounting and management positions in the food and manufacturing industries. One of those management positions was as the President of Seastrom Manufacturing, a manufacturer of electronic fasteners, for four years.

Dempsay holds public accountant and production and inventory management professional certifications, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Financial Information Systems from the University of Idaho.

Tom Donovan

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Since 2014, Tom Donovan has managed business and financial planning for Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, in addition to supporting mergers and acquisitions, forecasting and financial analysis.

Prior to joining Wilbur-Ellis, Donovan spent four years as finance manager for Clark County and nine years as finance manager and project office manager for Fiserv, a banking software and services provider.

Donovan holds management accountant and project management professional certifications, as well as his master’s degree in business administration from Portland State University and bachelor’s degree from Montana State University-Bozeman.

Michele O’Rourke

Director of Human Resources

Michele O’Rourke partners with Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition business leads to achieve strategic objectives while identifying and supporting employee talent within the division. O’Rourke joined Wilbur-Ellis as a human resources generalist in 2012 before becoming a manager and ultimately director in 2017.

O’Rourke spent the previous decade building her experience as director of career services for Corinthian Colleges and a career services specialist for the Career Education Corporation.

In addition to being a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), O’Rourke has a master’s degree in management from Warner Pacific College and bachelor’s from Brigham Young University.

Strong vision. Solid values.

Our leadership team understands the stakes of running a multifaceted business on a global scale. Each member of our team is dedicated to growth for the benefit of our customers, partners and colleagues. Each day is an opportunity to inspire those around them to listen, learn and grow.

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