COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, US — Roger Townsend was named president of Behlen Grain Systems with responsibilities for the overall leadership and P&L for the unit of Behlen Mfg. Co.

Townsend has a 39-year background in agriculture and management, including as a chief operating officer, vice president/general manager and plant manager of a grain systems division. He also has experience in engineering and manufacturing of roof and floor trusses.

“I am looking forward to working with and getting to know Behlen Partners in Progress, developing relationships with customers and providing top-level customer service for the industry,” Townsend said. “My goal in leading the extremely talented ag team is to build on the historic achievements of this well-established organization and look for opportunities to expand market capabilities.”