OUR PEOPLE


  • 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, C.M.A.

    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 which makes him a great addition to our team. He provides leadership for the office administration staff.


  • GARRY FRIESEN

    VP SALES

    Garry joined the sales team in November, 2008. In July, 2009, he was appointed Marketing Manager for Kroeker Farms. He is responsible for potato and onion sales and transportation.


  • 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

    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

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

    Harwin joined Kroekers in 2011. Working closely with management, 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, P.Ag – Agronomist

    STORAGE MANAGEMENT & QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Marv has been with the company since 1992. He is part of the team making agronomic decisions and is our in-house expert on chip potatoes; everything from varieties and storage, to specific gravity and fry color. He coordinates our organic production and is also responsible for annual on-farm variety trials.


  • 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, T.Ag

    SEED SALES COORDINATOR

    Kevin joined Kroeker Farms in 2007. He became the Seed Coordinator in 2012. He is in charge of all seed sales and purchases and works closely with John Nickel to supply the industry with exceptional seed quality and customer service.


  • 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

    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 over sees 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

    SHOP MANAGER

    Rick is responsible for the crew at Greenside Shop. He joined us in the spring of 2006 and one of the first projects was to oversee construction of the newest storage shed on the Kimberly yard. From regular maintenance, to complicated repairs, and manufacturing of new innovations, the service the shop provides is important to all divisions within Kroekers.


  • 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 the chipping and table potato production, creamer potatoes are produced.


  • JAKOB OLFERT

    ONION FARM MANAGER

    Jacob 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. In 2013 Jacob also took on managing the onion crew. Jacob and his hard working team are responsible for the production of Cooking onions, Red and Jumbo Yellow Spanish onions that are produced both commercially and organically.


  • 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 potato production pertaining to in-field operations. This includes planting, weed control, irrigation scheduling, scouting for pests, and harvesting.


  • 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

    NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

    Al joined the sales team in 2014 at our East Grand Forks, MN location.
    His role includes managing the facility with a focus on consumer packs of specialty and organic varieties for the US Market.