LEAWOOD, KAS. — Josh Skatvold has been named assistant vice-president of transportation and supply chain at Agspring. In his new role, Mr. Skatvold will be responsible for overseeing all rail and truck logistics at Big River Rice and Grain in the Mississippi Delta region and for Thresher Artisan Wheat, Agspring’s operations in Idaho.
“Josh’s significant skills in supply chain management will greatly enhance the Agspring customer base by providing consistent just-in-time delivery by truck or railcar, and by managing the Thresher private railcar fleet,” said Mark Beemer, chief executive officer. “He will also ensure that the increasingly stringent requirements for food safety and security are met for both truck and rail movements.”
Mr. Skatvold has 20 years of industry experience, including expertise in supply chain logistics, negotiating rail rates and tracking plant inventory levels to prevent operational disruptions for customers.
Before joining Agspring, he was senior manager of transportation for Tyson Fresh Meats in Dakota Dunes, S.D., since 2015. He was responsible for managing shipments of tallow, meat and bone meal and refrigerated meats. He also managed and analyzed rates for ocean container shipments for Tyson.
From 2014 to 2015 he was assistant vice-president — manufacturing supply chain at Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., in Pekin, Ill., and earlier held positions at POET locations in South Dakota.Mr. Skatvold received a bachelor’s degree in general agriculture with a minor in animal sciences at South Dakota State University.