Agspring appoints new VP of merchandising

by Holly Demaree-Saddler
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Brian Aust VP of merchandising's Agspring
Brian Aust,  vice-president of merchandising

LEAWOOD, KANSAS, U.S. — Brian Aust joins Agspring as vice-president of merchandising responsible for overseeing the merchandising decisions for both Big River Rice & Grain and Thresher Artisan Wheat.

Aust’s experience as a merchandising lead will be an immediate asset to Agspring merchandising operations both strategically and tactically.  Aust has been engaged with the current challenging commodities market merchandising domestically in the mid-South and West regions.

He has served in merchandising capacities for Scoular, DeBruce, Lansing and others and has direct experience managing transportation, including high-capacity rail and barge operations. He also developed a cross country business in Texas establishing strong relationships with producers and customers.

“Brian is an experienced manager with a history of successfully working the agricultural commodity trade and asset field,” said Mark Beemer, chief executive officer of Agspring. “His background in merchandising negotiation, planning, customer service, and logistics will make a difference every day for our producers, customers and staff.”    

Aust is a graduate of Kansas State University.

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