OMAHA — Barry Brandstetter has joined The Gavilon Group, L.L.C. as vice-president of environmental, health and safety.

“We are excited to have Barry join our team,” said Steven Zehr, chief operating officer. “His experience will enhance our operations team, while allowing us to remain true to our constant focus on health and safety in the workplace.”

Mr. Brandstetter brings more than 20 years of experience in environmental, health and safety operations. In addition to his experience in developing and deploying health and safety strategies for eliminating serious injuries and fatalities, he has a strong background in commercial grain production and risk management. Prior to joining Gavilon he was with Cargill for 13 years, most recently as general manager. He earlier was an operations manager and an assistant sourcing manager.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Southern Illinois and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to appointing Mr. Brandstetter as vice-president of environmental, health and safety, Gavilon said it has reorganized its operations and environmental, health and safety teams. Gavilon said these steps, coupled with the organization’s ongoing commitment to safety and excellence, will allow the company to better serve the needs of its customers and employees.

“I am excited to join the team at Gavilon, and I am committed to building on a culture that is focused on strengthening our tools, resources and knowledge to ensure the safety of each of our employees,” Mr. Brandstetter said.