West Central Distribution Increases Team To Support Its Expansion Plans

The wholesale distributor has hired new employees across multiple divisions due to current growth opportunities at the company

WILLMAR, Minn. — (January 20, 2016) — West Central Distribution, LLC has hired multiple key
employees in the past 12 months in the areas of sales, marketing, and product development. This
will help the company continue to meet their customers’ ongoing demands for new product
innovation and sales geography expansion as a wholesale distributor of agricultural inputs.

Two of the most recent additions are Todd Hubble and Paul Gerdes. Todd Hubble is the new
regional director for West Central Distribution’s crop protection business. Hubble will continue the
company’s expansion efforts in the Eastern Cornbelt. He has worked in the crop protection
industry for over 20 years and comes to West Central with an extensive agriculture background.
Prior to West Central, Hubble was most recently with Valent as the national accounts director.

Paul Gerdes is serving as the company’s proprietary products manager. Gerdes also comes to
West Central with over 20 years of experience in the agriculture industry and will be leading the
company’s proprietary product portfolio. Prior to joining West Central he was with FMC and has
extensive retail experience, as well.

“At West Central, we are focused on helping grow our retail customers’ businesses by providing
superior products and exceeding our customers’ expectations through exceptional service,” said
Josh Nuytten, vice president of sales for West Central. “We look forward to starting 2016 with an
expanded team of professionals committed to helping our retail customers accomplish their goals
and create unparalleled product advancements in crop nutrients and crop protection.”

About West Central
Established in 1974, West Central is a wholesale distributor of crop protection products, crop
nutrient products, micronutrients, seed treatments and inoculants. West Central anticipates and
meets the needs of each business with a consultative approach, and its highly trained
professionals explore, understand and commit to fully supporting each retailer’s goals.