At Strauss, our employees are our most important asset. Our team of highly skilled manufacturers and representatives are equipped to serve your needs.
David is a member of the fifth generation involved in the Strauss family agricultural business. He holds a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. When he's not working David enjoys travel and outdoor activities – most anything to do with water or snow.
David acknowledges that Strauss Feeds "enjoys the benefits of many long-standing relationships developed over many years, and in some cases, many generations." He recognizes that this naturally creates a stronger commitment by Strauss to "do well" by these relationships.
Since he began at Strauss in 1982, David has been adamant in assuring that customers enjoy success in their operations, employees find satisfaction in their work, and the communities in which Strauss operates develop a better and healthier quality of life.
Since joining the company in 1996, Dan has successfully led formulation, quality control, research and sales efforts at Strauss Feeds. He holds two B.S. degrees, an M.S. degree from Penn State and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
His vast knowledge of the milk replacer industry is complemented by his practical approach – Dan has raised calves of his own and works closely with customers to understand their needs.
Dan enjoys traveling and camping with horses, collecting firearms, gardening and working for a company that "does not have many layers between the management and the customers."
Alex joined Strauss Feeds in 2017. His focus at the company is operations and special projects. Alex's extensive background is in mechanical engineering, with previous work including the design of hydroelectric dams and canal lock systems.
Alex is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and in his free time he enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with family.
Alex is always focused on continuous improvement in search of more streamlined operations to create a better product for our customers.
Trina has been with the company since 1979 and oversees the operations of the office and plant. She enjoys the daily challenge of wearing many hats to make sure things run smoothly.
Trina grew up in a large agricultural hub in northern California. Now residing in Wisconsin, she says that these days it’s her family that’s “the sunshine of my life.”
She values working at Strauss Feeds, where she believes "customers are treated with respect and are looked at as individuals."
Karen is responsible for finding the best raw materials at the best prices, and getting them made into feed in a timely manner. She joined the company in 1978, and over the years has developed a diverse network of contacts that help her stay ahead of market trends.
Born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin, Karen continues to live in the area, serving on a local school board and at the area food pantry.
Karen is proud to work alongside an experienced crew and welcomes the variety involved with her job: "You never know what any given day will bring, and no two days are ever alike."
Dale has been involved with the milk replacer industry in his home state of Wisconsin as well as nationally for over 30 years. His journey began with his experience in dairy farming and continued when working as a farm manager responsible for the care of 2,300 milk fed veal calves.
As an animal scientist, he has been responsible for research related to the feed, nutrition and well-being of the animals. His extensive career includes serving as a company manager with oversight of all business operations from raising calves to feed processing to quality assurance to milk replacer marketing.
He enjoys volunteering at his church and with the American Veal Association where he is currently serving as the Association’s President. He enjoys staying physically active through participating in running and bicycling.
Dale joined the Strauss Team in 2018 and appreciates working with the exceptional customer focused team and its distinctive attention to quality. He looks forward to meeting our customers and supporting their animal nutrition requirements.
Anne brings her vast knowledge of lab experience to ensure the quality of the raw materials and finished products for Strauss Feeds. She earned her B.S. in biochemistry from UW Madison and has worked in a variety of lab settings.
Outside of lab, Anne enjoys kayaking, hiking, travelling, and volunteering. Most of her life involves her faith, family, and friends.
Anne is proud to work for a company that “works hard to satisfy the needs of our customers, provides meaningful work for employees, and enriches the quality of life within the community”.
IN, OH, MI
As a sales representative servicing Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, Alan provides continued support to current customers while offering assistance and guidance to new growers. He has been a part of the Strauss team since 1984, and has been instrumental in helping Strauss connect with growers since it entered the milk replacer business in the mid-1990s.
Growing up on a farm in North Manchester, IN, Alan has stayed true to his roots, as he continues to live in the town he has always called home. Faith and family are his cornerstones, and he enjoys camping and trail riding with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is proud to be part of a sales team that is "unique in our knowledge and hands-on experience with raising calves."
WI, MN, IA, SD, NE
Brian has been involved in the Strauss agricultural business since graduating from Purdue University in 1988, with a B.S. in Animal Science. He began selling Strauss Feeds’ calf milk replacer in 2007 and continues to work side-by-side with customers to help strengthen their operations.
As a marathon runner and triathlete, Brian trains frequently to stay in shape for competitions. Outside of work and training, Brian also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Building relationships with customers and having the opportunity to work with innovative producers are two aspects of work that Brian finds most rewarding. He affirms, "As a company, we take pride in working for you."
As a sales representative for the southwestern United States, Suanne provides products and support to Strauss Feeds’ customers in the American Southwest. She has been part of the Strauss Feeds sales team since 2013. As someone who "loves people and animals" – Suanne is a certified veterinary technician – she enjoys having the best of both worlds in her work.
Outside of work, Suanne is actively involved with 4-H. She judges open horse shows and holds horsemanship clinics for youth and adults. Family is important to her and she says that grandchildren are at the top of her list.
Suanne acknowledges that Strauss Feeds "takes significant measures to ensure a consistent feed from ton to ton."
NY, PA, MD, VT, NH, CT, ME
Tim has sold Strauss Feeds’ products and provided expert support in the northeastern United States since 2006. With almost 30 years of experience in the dairy industry, Tim has gained a keen understanding of the sales environment in the Northeast and has developed strong relationships within the feed industry.
Outside of his work in sales, Tim enjoys water activities and travelling. Spending all of his professional life – and much of his early adulthood – involved in the agricultural industry, Tim has acquired an eye for excellence.
He recognizes that Strauss’ emphasis on using superior ingredients naturally "translates into quality products."
CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, UT, AZ
Since joining Strauss Feeds in 2014, Chris has helped grow sales efforts in the western United States, supporting customers and expanding the reach of Strauss’ product line. He operated a successful milk replacer business for over 20 years before joining the Strauss sales team.
Growing up in the Central Valley farmland of California, Chris worked on dairies, farms and in feed stores. Today, faith and family are of utmost importance to him; Chris and his wife have four children and eight grandchildren.
On his work with Strauss, Chris states: "Strauss Feeds has always had a great reputation for making quality products and providing excellent customer service and support. I enjoy being part of this team and bringing the best products and service to my customers."