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Agrimarketing : May 2009 Supplement
16 AG BIZ Customer Quotes:16 Thinking Outside Box 5/4/09 2:59 PM Page 19 business, yet gives his teamthe freedomand authority tomake the big decisions that affect their own operations. The quality and skill of the long-termpersonnelwho surround Leon are outstanding testaments to his leadership skills. I have known Leon for 28 years and havewatched himprogress through the CHS ranks. Every task LARRY SWALHEIM CEO Landmark Services Cooperative Cottage Grove,WI I have had the pleasure of knowing LeonWestbrock since 1977whenwe attended generalmanager prep school sponsored by CHS. Even then, Leon displayedmany of the leadership qualities that he applies sowell today. Leon is a high-energy guy com- Wagner Hoch What I likemost aboutworking with Leon and his teamis the consistent, high level of performance that we receive day in and day out from the entire group at CHS. I knowthat everyone at CHS is trying hard every day tomeet our expectations. JEFFWAGNER President/CEO Horizon Resources Williston, ND Leon has been successful throughout his career using the time-proven method of leading by example.He is a goal-oriented, task-driven leaderwho expects results fromhimself and for the entire Cenex brand energy team. Horizon Resources has a strong business partnershipwith the Cenex energy brand. The keyword is partnership; our company is unique because of its location and relationship to the domestic exploration and production of crude oil and our ability to supply refined fuel products to the oil industry. Leon’s energy team has continuously demonstrated their desire to understand our needs in an effort to gainmoremarket share. We feel very fortunate to have the Cenex brand as our image in our c-stores and bulk delivery operations. Our company has been successful in rebranding independent marketers in our region by demonstrating the value of the Cenex brand. Our successwould not be possiblewithout the teamLeon has assembled to assist us. placed before himhas beenmetwith a tenacious desire to succeed. This desire, combinedwith a purposeful, value-driven staff hasmade the Cenex brandwhat it is today. In any partnership, both entities must be successful. Our company would not have achievedwhat it has if itweren’t for the CHS energy team. mitted to hismission, his brand and his customers.His engaging dialogue andwell-placed use of humor delivers hismessagewith passion. As a result of Leon’s leadership, Landmark Services Cooperative has an extraordinary partner in the energy business—a partnerwe can trust and growwith. CHS energy has produced rock-solid earnings that are passed on to our cooperative, directly benefiting the customers who own our company. (more on page 20) $%&'($) !"#" Coeur d’Alene Service Station Equipment, Inc. 118 E Poplar Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814 800-727-9179 www.cdasse.com May 2009 s Agri Marketing 19