United States Sales Contacts

Ashton Anderson

Phone712-334-0254
Expertise

Growing up on a third generation family farm has taught me the importance of a good work ethic and given me a strong passion for agriculture. Also, being a service member of the Iowa National Guard, has given me the ability to work together efficiently and effectively, with good ethics, good leadership skills and self-determination.

Education

I graduated from Iowa State University with a double major of Agricultural Business and Economics and a minor in Agronomy.

Interests

I enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends. On my free time you will most likely find me working with hogs or out in the field during spring and fall.

If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.

- Admiral William H. McRaven

Bruce Groen

Phone(712) 283-2525
Expertise
  • Working with customers and prospective customers to identify the best solution for the situation. All systems are different and must be approached with that mindset.
Education
  • BA’s in Economics and Business Administration
  • Three years with Target Corporation at a regional distribution center handling inventory management
  • Lifetime of involvement in agriculture
Interests
  • Family and friends.
  • I do a lot of work on my acreage and spend a lot of time looking after my young ones.
  • I enjoy hunting and golf, as well as most outdoor activities.

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky

Jim Heschke

Phone(712) 283-2525
Expertise
  • Ability to ask questions and listen for the true customer needs. Then, develop solutions for current and future business.
Education
  • Degree in marketing and management
  • 21 years of retail experience, started with Ranco in 2003
  • Good mechanical understanding with a can-do attitude
Interests
  • Family
  • Outside and yard projects
  • Travel

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

– Albert Einstein

Bruce Hinkeldey

Phone712-283-2525
Expertise
  • Plant and equipment layout
  • Impregnation systems
  • Ranco blender operation – since 2002
Education
  • Certified Crop Advisor – 1997-2003
  • 15 years in ag retail – fertilizer, seed, chemicals
Interests
  • Western agriculture
  • Travel

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

– Oscar Wilde

Greg Miller

Phone(712) 363-4886
Expertise
  • Consultive selling with an emphasis on top customer service.
Education
  • BA in Business Administration from Cleveland State University
  • Over 20 years working in the agricultural business
Interests
  • I enjoy fishing, hiking and all outdoor sports.

Carpe diem!

Collin Swanson

Phone712-334-0646
Expertise

I have lived on a farm all my life, I know the feeling of having equipment break down and needing a replacement part as quickly as you can get it so you can get the job done.

Education
  • Bachelors Degree in Ag Studies and Tech. System Management from Iowa State University
Interests
  • I enjoy farming, all kind of sports, exercise, raising cattle, eating good foods

Don’t ever let anyone steal your joy

– Grandma Linda Swanson

Nate Wittmaack

Phone(712) 283-2525
Expertise

I’ve been in the dry fertilizer and material handling/blending industry since 2009.  I have made it my goal to learn everything I can about the business, equipment, and our customers.  Prior to Ranco, I worked at Target Corporation on the Distribution side.  I was a shift supervisor and also had significant responsibilities in inventory management.  At both Target and Ranco, I’ve had the privilege of working with some very talented and effective people.  My focus has always been to prepare myself for success by learning everything I can, and thankfully I have had the opportunity to put these lessons to work here at Ranco.

I have a mechanical and farm background.  I grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa.

Education
  • I have degrees in Economics and in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.  My educational experience helped emphasize a well-rounded approach to problem solving and asking the right questions.  I have always been one to ask “why?”.  In a lot of cases, this urge to ask “why?” is a great asset when we are working to provide a solution for a customer.
Interests

I have spent a lot of time working on our home over the years, with several renovation projects.  I enjoy watching sports, particularly NFL and college basketball.  Iowa State Cyclones basketball is my favorite specific team.  Shooting is a passion of mine, though I never seem to make enough time for it.

I love spending time with my family and helping coach my kids’ ball teams.

It is tough to beat sitting around a campfire with a bunch of friends and family, slowing down and enjoying the company of loved ones.

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

– Yogi Berra