KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, US — Mark Kjar has been named the new president/general manager of Chief Agri, with headquarters in Kearney, Nebraska, US.

Kjar started his career with Chief in 1998. He advanced to manufacturing manager at Chief Fabrication in 2006 and was promoted to general manager in 2010.

Chief Agri specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of grain storage systems around the world.  In his new role, Kjar will provide the vision and leadership for global market growth, uphold high quality expectations, and satisfy ongoing consumer needs. 

“Our many stakeholders should be encouraged to learn that Mark has been selected for this leadership role at Chief Agri,” said DJ Eihusen, president and chief executive officer of Chief Industries.  “His proven track record as a general manager at Chief Fabrication, coupled with his vast experience in various positions during his career with the company, will prove to be valuable.  Mark has a strong understanding of the culture of Chief and the importance of upholding our mission.” 

Kjar graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration, an emphasis in human resources and business management, and double minors in accounting and finance. He is also an advocate for manufacturing awareness and education, through his roles as chairman of the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council, co-champion of the Central Nebraska Manufacturing Partnership, and member of the Industrial Technology Advisory Board at Central Community College.

“I’m excited to lead the dedicated team at Chief Agri, continuing to build on established customer relationships and enhance the excellent product offerings,” Kjar said. “I have full confidence all stakeholders will embrace our commitment to brand recognition globally through customer service and quality products.”