RELEASE DATE: December 20, 2018
[Omaha, Nebraska] J. D. Heiskell & Company announced today the promotion of Aaron Reid to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Reid was formerly Heiskell’s Director of Trading; he has also held General Manager and grain trading positions during his ten years at the company. In his new role, Reid will replace Rick Bowen, who has accepted the position of Chief Strategy Officer for Heiskell.
“Rick Bowen has created outstanding stability and consistency in our operating groups and in our business in general during his tenure as our COO,” said Heiskell President and CEO Ryan Pellett. “Now we have reached a point where his leadership role in driving our strategic initiatives and as a champion of our planning systems and employee development processes has become significant. In his new position, Rick will have more space to focus on those aspects of our business. Aaron is more than ready for his expanded role, and his high-detail, hands-on approach to people and projects will serve him well as he continues to build on Rick’s strong foundation of performance.”
Bowen will continue to manage both the Northwest Business Group and Gold Star Feed & Grain, the company’s business in the Northeastern US, in addition to leading corporate strategy and employee development for his employer.
Reid will oversee both Heiskell’s Southwest and California Business Groups, as well as enterprise-wide operations and trading.