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Gavilon Hires CFO and Adds CATO

Omaha, Nebr. (March 23, 2020) -- The Gavilon Group LLC (Gavilon), announced changes to its leadership team in order to prepare the company for the growing complexity of the agricultural industry. Andy Reul has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of Gavilon’s finance functions, while Tim Neville will become the new Chief Accounting & Tax Officer (CATO) where he will provide oversight and leadership in Gavilon’s accounting and trade practices.

“With his financial knowledge and vast experience in the agriculture industry, Andy will thrive in his role at our company,” said Steven Zehr, Chief Executive Officer at Gavilon. “We are excited to have him join our team and look forward to the growth opportunities that will come from his abilities and experience.”

In an increasingly complex and diverse agriculture environment, it’s crucial to have strong leadership and oversight in our accounting department,” stated Robert Jones, Chief Administration Officer at Gavilon. “With more than 10 years of proven leadership experience with us, we are excited to have Tim Neville take on this new role.”

Reul brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including 18 years at Cargill and Bunge where he held senior management and vice president roles in risk, trading, and treasury. Most recently he was CFO for CSC Sugar in New Canaan, CT, where he was responsible for overseeing accounting, finance, and insurance among other departments within the company. Reul received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin and continued his education by receiving his Master of Business Administration in finance and investments from The George Washington University.

Before taking the position of CATO, Neville joined Gavilon in 2008 and previously oversaw the company’s global tax and compliance initiatives. He was a critical part of the industries efforts to improve the 199A tax code in 2018, ensuring a level playing field for agricultural companies across the country. Before joining Gavilon, Neville worked as a senior manager at Deloitte Tax, LLP. He holds a Master of Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Neville is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

About Gavilon Grain, LLC
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, please visit


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