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Gavilon Adds Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety

OMAHA, NEB. (OCT. 15, 2018) – In an ongoing effort to strengthen its environmental safety, employee health and employee safety standards, The Gavilon Group, LLC today announced the addition of Barry Brandstetter as vice president, environmental, health & safety.

“We are excited to have Barry join our team,” said Steven Zehr, chief operating officer. “His experience will enhance our operations team, while allowing us to remain true to our constant focus on health and safety in the workplace.”

Brandstetter brings more than 20 years of experience in environmental, health and safety operations. In addition to his experience in developing and deploying health and safety strategies for eliminating serious injuries and fatalities, he has a strong background in commercial grain production and risk management. Prior to starting his career in the grain industry, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Illinois and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to appointing Brandstetter as vice president, environmental, health and safety, Gavilon has reorganized its operations and environmental, health and safety teams. These steps, coupled with the organization’s ongoing commitment to safety and excellence, will allow Gavilon to better serve the needs of its customers and employees.

“I am excited to join the team at Gavilon, and I am committed to building on a culture that is focused on strengthening our tools, resources and knowledge to ensure the safety of each of our employees,” said Brandstetter.


About Gavilon

The Gavilon Group, LLC connects producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel, linking agricultural supply with demand through its global supply chain network. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to customers and suppliers across the globe. A wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, Gavilon employs more than 1,900 people at nearly 300 facilities and offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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