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New General Manager Named


From: Chuck Specketer, Board President

Important Announcement

The First Cooperative Association Board of Directors have spent
numerous hours searching for the next General Manager to replace
the current GM Jim Carlson. We are happy to announce that we have
found that replacement and his name is Merle Lyons.

Merle has been recently employed at NEW Cooperative as the
western Iowa regional manager for the last 3 years. Prior to that
Merle had numerous management positions at Western Iowa Coop,
Customer Team Manager at Land 0 Lakes/ Agriliance and Winfield
Solutions, and General Manager of Prairie Pride Cooperative.

Merle will start on October 15 as the New General Manager and work
alongside Jim for a few weeks to make for a smooth transition. Please
welcome Merle to his new position.