VALLEY COOP, INC., ANNOUNCES CEO
WINFIELD, Kansas - Valley Coop, Inc., is pleased to announce that they have completed their executive search and would like to introduce their new CEO, James Jirak. Mr. Jirak is a recognized cooperative leader in the state of Kansas.
Jirak has most recently been serving as CEO of Producers Agricultural Marketing Association in Kensington, Kansas since 2009. Prior to that he spent his career working for the ethanol industry, in direct sales and he spent time in chemical and fertilizer operations for Collingwood Grain (ADM). James is also active in the cooperative industry including serving on the Kansas Cooperative Council, Agri-Business Benefit Group Insurance board and with the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business.
"The Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce James Jirak as their next CEO. James, is an up and coming leader in agricultural cooperatives. The board is looking forward to working with James on ensuring that the cooperative continues to provide outstanding products and services to our membership long in to the future," said Darrell Long, Board Chairman.
Mr. Jirak will officially join Valley Coop on May 16, 2016.