Steven Zehr

Vice President & General Manager, Global Agriculture

Steven Zehr is responsible for expanding the company’s global footprint by linking the origin of grain to destination markets, including Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

Zehr joined Gavilon in August 2011 with more than 20 years of financial management, strategic planning and commercial operations experience in the agriculture industry. Prior to joining Gavilon, Zehr was vice president of sales and marketing at Stratas Foods, LLC, a joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Associated British Foods in Memphis, Tenn. During his 18-year career at ADM, Zehr served in senior leadership roles in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Brazil and Mexico. In addition to speaking English, Zehr is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

He is an active member of the American Heart Association’s Executive Leadership Team for the Heart Walk.

Zehr earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and international business from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.