OUR PEOPLE


  • Wayne Rempel

    WAYNE REMPEL

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

    Wayne has worked at Kroeker Farms since 1988. He became the company’s first non-family CEO in June of 2002. Wayne is committed to industry involvement; currently he is a director on the Peak of the Market Board and is an active member of other committees including the Canadian Horticulture Council.


  • Tyson Kamminga

    TYSON KAMMINGA, CPA, CMA

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & TREASURER

    Tyson joined our team in 2017 and is responsible for the financial and investment activities of Kroeker Farms Limited. His background is in fuel transportation and agriculture. He provides leadership for the office administration staff.


  • Garry Friesen

    GARRY FRIESEN

    VP SALES

    Garry joined the sales team in November, 2008. He oversees all potato and onion sales.


  • Herb Franz

    HERB FRANZ

    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

    Herb began work with Kroeker Farms in July, 2013, as our first full-time Safety Officer. In October of 2018 he transitioned into the role of Human Resources Manager while maintaining his role as the Safety Officer. His passion for people and his concern for our employees’ well-being inspire his work on our farm.


  • Frank Elias

    FRANK ELIAS

    FARM MANAGER

    Frank has been with Kroekers since 2003. Prior to Kroekers he spent three years in Bolivia with MCC working on agricultural development. As farm manager he is responsible for onion, potato and grain production.


  • Harwin Bouwman, MBA

    HARWIN BOUWMAN, MBA

    VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

    Harwin joined Kroekers in 2011. Harwin’s focus is facilitating business improvement by identifying and implementing solutions that leverage technology, information management, operational best-practices, and market opportunities.


  • Marv J. Dyck

    MARV J. DYCK, P.Ag – Agronomist

    STORAGE MANAGEMENT & QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Marv has been with the company since 1992. He is part of the team making agronomic decisions; assuring quality from variety selection to storage. He coordinates our organic production and is also responsible for annual on-farm variety trials.


  • Gord Penner

    GORD PENNER

    HEAD AGRONOMIST

    Gord joined Kroeker Farms in 2015. Before that he worked in agriculture research with AAFC. At Kroekers, he is responsible for the agronomic activities for organic and conventional production on the Manitoba and Saskatchewan farms.


  • Kevin Nickel

    KEVIN NICKEL, T.Ag

    SEED SALES COORDINATOR

    Kevin joined Kroeker Farms in 2007, and became the Seed Sales Coordinator in 2012. Kevin serves as a Director at the Manitoba Seed Growers Association as well as the VP of the Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association, representing the Canadian Horticulture Council. He is responsible for all seed sales and purchases and works closely with John Nickel to supply the industry with exceptional seed quality and customer service.


  • Liana Fehr

    LIANA FEHR

    “THE POTATO STORE” MANAGER

    Liana joined Kroeker Farms in 2016. She assists with Marketing projects and runs The Potato Store which includes bringing in new and fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.


  • John Nickel

    JOHN NICKEL

    SEED PRODUCTION MANAGER

    John worked with Manitoba Elite Farm for 6 years before he took on the management position in the spring of 2006. He has hands-on experience with maintenance, operation of planting & harvesting equipment, and seed potato storage. John oversees both Manitoba Elite Farm and Saskatchewan Elite Farm. He works closely with Kevin Nickel to supply over 35 different varieties of quality seed to our customers.


  • Rick Rempel

    RICK REMPEL

    SHOP MANAGER

    Rick is responsible for the crew at Greenside Workshop. He joined us in the spring of 2006. From regular maintenance to complicated repairs and manufacturing of innovative equipment solutions, the service the shop provides is important to all divisions within Kroeker Farms.


  • Richard Klassen

    RICHARD KLASSEN

    BOYNE RIVER FARM MANAGER

    Richard became Farm Manager in 2016 and is responsible for the Boyne River Farm near Carman, Manitoba where, in addition to table potato production, creamer potatoes and seed potatoes are produced.


  • Jakob Olfert

    JAKOB OLFERT

    ONION FARM MANAGER

    Jakob has been with the company since 1999, starting as a key operator in the onion department. He served as the Raspberry Field Manager, and in 2009 was appointed Service Manager. As of 2013, Jakob and his hard working team are responsible for organic onion production.


  • Sheldon Neufeld

    SHELDON NEUFELD

    TABLE POTATO MANAGER

    Sheldon started at Kroeker Farms back in 2012. He was appointed Table Potato Manager in 2013. His responsibilities include all aspects of organic and conventional potato production pertaining to in-field operations. This includes planting, weed control, irrigation scheduling, scouting for pests, and harvesting.


  • Mitch Rempel

    MITCH REMPEL

    FIELD CROP MANAGER

    Mitch started at Kroeker Farms in 2016. His responsibilities include managing the Poplar Grove Organics field crop division comprised of hemp, edible beans and grain production and the green manure rotation ahead of potatoes. This includes day to day operations of seeding/planting, field prep, weed control, and harvest. The field crop division also looks after cover cropping fields after the crop is harvested in all divisions.


  • Al Giesbrecht

    AL GIESBRECHT

    NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

    Al joined the sales team in 2014 at our East Grand Forks, MN location.
    In addition to managing the facility, Al provides service and support to US customers.


  • Jason Peters

    JASON PETERS

    AGRONOMIST

    Jason started at Kroeker Farms in 2014. His role as agronomist involves working closely with many aspects of the organic program including the compost program, field scale trials, and promoting new ideas and equipment.