BOONE, IOWA, U.S. — Kevin Miles, 65, president of Rolfes@Boone, died at his home in Boone, Iowa on Feb. 26.
In addition to being president of the company since its founding in 1994, Miles was active in the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) for many years. In 2001, he received the Corbett award, GEAPS’ highest award for Associate Members.
Ryan Moorman, project manager at Rolfes@Boone, said the company’s employees are stunned and saddened by Miles’ sudden and untimely death.
“Kevin was, and will continue to be, a huge part of the grain industry,” Moorman said. “He has left a legacy unlike anyone before him, because he was truly one of a kind. He meant many different things to many different people over the years, and I can promise not one of them will ever forget the impact that Kevin made on our lives, be it professionally or personally.
“A staunch supporter of our industry, he worked tirelessly (and oftentimes loudly) to make sure that we would continue to improve and grow. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family.”
Rolfes@Boone, located in Miles’ hometown of Boone, began business operations on April 1, 1994. It was founded as Boone Cable Works & Electronics and later became known as Rolfes@Boone when Boone Cable Works purchased the assets of Rolfes Co. in Danville, Iowa, in 2005.
Miles began in his career in the grain industry in 1977 as a sales representative for G.A. Rolfes Company. In 1988, he was hired by PMI as a territory manager.
Rolfes@Boone is employee-owned and is a full-line manufacturer of grain temperature detection and hazard detection equipment as well as aeration and dust control systems.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on March 1 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone. Family will be present from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be March 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the church, followed by burial and a luncheon at the church.