WIMPAK Export Company has recruited James French to its team.
Over the past 15 years, the Minyip company has established themselves in the marketplace as a reputable cleaner, packer and trader of pulses and other niche type grains in the Wimmera and Mallee.
Mr French will head the marketing and accumulation team before transitioning into the general manager position at the end of January 2016.
General manager Jo Cameron said Mr French joined the company after an extensive background in the agriculture industry.
She said he had worked in many different fields, including stock feed, logistics and grain storage and marketing.
“Most recently he has spent the past four years with grain marketer Emerald Grain and is well known to many in the area as he grew up in Donald,” she said.
“He has been based in Horsham for the past two years..
“James is a fantastic addition to Wimpak, he has a wealth of experience in grain marketing and will provide us with the opportunity to increase our level of service to our growers.
“Although James will be moving into the general manager role in late January, his role will still primarily involve accumulating grain from growers.:
Mr French said the opportunity to be involved with a grower-owned company that was focused on service, was a great attraction for him.
“I am really looking forward to the challenges ahead and working with existing and new clients,” he said.
“If your pulse grains falls outside of ‘spec’ our state-of-the-art cleaning plant will process your grain to meet export requirements.
“We give you cleaning options to increase product value and we will even pay you for the grade out.
“Regardless of the quality, we have the equipment and markets to handle your grain.”
Mr French said people could call him on 5385 7055 for prices or payment options.