East Central/Select Sires Honors Employees


East Central/Select Sires Honors Employees

Select Sires logoEast Central/Select Sires held their annual awards banquet on June 1, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Madison, Wis. The evening consisted of a social hour, dinner, a message from the board of directors and presentation of the performance and service awards.

Dave Placke of Cuba City took home the top prize of the evening being named Area Sales Manager (ASM) of the Year. He was also honored for earning the highest Personal Total Unit Percent Increase, Area Total Unit Percent Increase, Area DH Unit Percent Increase, and Area Diversified Product Percent Sales Increase. Placke provides artificial insemination services and offers semen along with product sales to both dairy and beef producers in parts of Lafayette, Grant, Crawford, Richland, and Iowa counties.

Runner-up ASM of the Year was Dave Sime, was honored in the categories of Area Total Unit Percent Increase, Area DH Unit Percent Increase, and Area Diversified Product Percent Increase. Brian Kelroy of Marshall was honored with having Area Direct Herd Unit Volume, Area Total Unit Volume, and Personal Total Unit Volume. Kelroy and Sime are both ASMs at East Central/Select Sires.

Bob Boatman of Darlington was honored with the Member Service Representative (MSR) of the Year Award. Boatman received several honors that contributed to him earning MSR of the Year, including 30 Years of Service with East Central/Select Sires and for reaching his 150,000 first services milestone. Boatman provides artificial insemination services and offers semen along with product sales to dairy and beef producers in northern Green and Southwestern Dane counties.

Mohammad Touir of Madison received the Runner-up of MSR of the Year. Touir was also awarded Outstanding Effort-MSR, Large Herd Specialist for 2012-2013, Semen Blend Percent Increase, and 10,000 first services. Touir provides artificial insemination services and offers semen and product sales to dairy and beef producers in Rock and Walworth counties.

The Outstanding Effort Awards are given to employees who go above and beyond the call of duty every day. The Outstanding Effort Award for an MSR was presented to Mohammed Touir of Madison. Dennis Gunst of Theresa received the Outstanding Effort Award for Relief MSRs. The Outstanding Effort Award for Other Employees was presented to Eric Olstadof Stoughton.

Ranking first in other categories of sales and service were:
Glen Stewart, Lomira
o Accounts Receivable
Jay Ludeman, Lake Mills
o SMS Volume
o Area Diversified Product Volume
Steve Kacuba, Beaver Dam
o Personal Total Service Volume
o Area Total Service Volume
Dave Hahn, Campbellsport
o Area Total Unit Volume
o Area DH & Ins/DH Unit Volume
Loren Polkinghorn, Dodgeville
o Personal Total Percent Increase
Zach Warnes, Madison
o Area Total Service Percent Increase
Gary Frederick
o Area Contribution
Rod Alton, Monroe
o Personal Diversified Product Volume
Brian Immel, Campbellsport
o Personal Diversified Product Percent Increase
Joel Franke, Hillsboro
o Area DH & Ins/DH Unit % Increase
o Area total Unit % Increase
Eric Gudex, Oakfield
o SMS Volume
Frank Blahnik, Cuba City
o Accounts Receivable
Ryan Besaw, Omro
o Semen Blend

Awards for total lifetime first-service inseminations were also presented. They were:
160,000
o Howie Minnema, Fond du Lac
150,000
o Bob Boatman, Darlington
130,000
o Steve Kacuba, Beaver Dam
120,000
o Steve Kacuba, Beaver Dam
100,000
o Chris Meyer, Loganville
o Doug Rake, Freedom
90,000
o Dan Reilly, La Valle
o Dale Griebenow, Watertown
o Steve Otteson, Arlington
80,000
o Frank Blahnik
o Bryan Witt
70,000
o Glen Kottke, Fond du Lac
60,000
o Aaron McMillian, Oshkosh
50,000
o Jeremy Konen, Mazomanie
40,000
o Joel Franke, Hillsboro
35,000
o Casey Degnitz, Fredonia
o Loren Polkinghorn, Dodgeville
o Darwin Clifton, Potosi
30,000
o John Hulbert, Monticello
o Dennis Meyer, Waupun
20,000
o Wayne Dieter, Platteville
10,000
o Matt Staner, Platteville
o Shannon Sauer, Berlin
o Wyatt Miller, Columbus
o Scott Nelson, South Wayne
o Josh Kennan, Lyndon Station
o Jon Westphal, Eldorado
o Dean Kroning, Soldiers Grove

Awards for total lifetime first-service inseminations were also presented. They were:
30 years
o Bob Boatman, Darlington
o Steve Kacuba, Beaver Dam
o Kevin Cox, Sparta
o Jay Ludeman, Lake Mills
o Glen Stewart, Lomira
25 years
o John Hulbert, Monticello
o Larry Krause, Viroqua
20 years
o Chris Meyer, Loganville
15 years
o Sandy Hoppmann, Wilton
o Dave Placke, Cuba City
o David Sarbacker, Edgerton
o Diane Arndt, Waupun
10 years
o John Gerbitz, Milton
o Jeremy Konen, Mazomanie
5 years
o Jim Suddeth, Stoughton
o Duane Toelke, Davis Illinois
o Bill Langel, McFarland
o Ole Thompson, Viroqua

East Central/Select Sires is a professional, artificial breeding cooperatives serving dairy and livestock producers in southern Wisconsin. As a member-owner of Select Sires located near Plain City, Ohio, East Central/Select Sires helps make up the largest Artificial Insemination (A.I.) cooperative in the world. They provide highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying livestock breeders with America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.

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