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Agrimarketing : May 2009 Supplement
16 AG BIZ Customer Quotes:16 Thinking Outside Box 5/4/09 2:58 PM Page 17 to accept Cenex branded products, plus Leon and his teamarewilling to listen to suggestions fromretailers. That gives CHS the edgewhenwe are selecting suppliers. DAVID BRIGGS GeneralManager Western Cooperative Company Alliance, NE working the Cenex brand. They transact business in an ethicalmanner, and they support the brand. Leon had the vision to see the Midwest needed a strong energy brandwith roots in theMidwest—a brand thatwould provide quality products and service to small communities. TheNebraska Panhandle is at the end of several pipelines, so supply can be amajor issue. But Leon and his staff support us yearround aswe position product to serve our customers. CHS and its Cenex brand have Briggs Leon hires good people, sets themon course and lets themdo their jobs. I appreciate the attitude Leon has instilledwithin the CHS energy team helped our cooperative succeed in the convenience store business. Here atWESTCO, we have six Cenex branded gas stations and sell Ruby Fieldmaster premium diesel fuel to our region’s farmers fromour 10 bulk plants. The CHS energy teamis always working to keep our stations looking fresh, while providing the quality fuel and oil on which our customers have come to depend. DAN BEAUVAIS Vice President Agland, Inc. Lucerne, CO Leon has the ability to listen and speak effectively,which gives him the advantage overmost business Beauvais leaders because he can concentrate onmanaging assets and having the time needed to excel as a teacher with employees and customers alike. That is very rare in business. (more on page 18) CONGRA TULA TIONS Leon Westbrock 2009 Agribusiness Leader of the Year We wish to congratulate you on this well-deserved honor. www.albarella.com May 2009 s Agri Marketing 17