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Northside Elevator is pleased to add Zak Rau to their team as Grain Merchandiser. Zak will be deploying tools for both buyers and sellers of grain to help them make informed decisions. Zak is charged with furthering Northside’s reputation for long-term business relationships rooted in competitive and fair grain contracting. He will also be directly involved in the logistics of grain transport and storage and exploration of new geographic markets.
Zak brings a well-established network of contacts in the grain space. He joins Northside following positions with two other commodities companies in central Wisconsin where he worked as a Merchandiser and a Grain Division Manager. Relevant skillsets honed over the years include grain contracting, management, collaboration, logistics and developing innovative programs for driving profits.
“Filling this position with Zak is terrific. His skillsets in both trading, market knowledge and working with people will be a tremendous asset to Northside, but even more so an asset to all those who have the opportunity to work with him.”, says Ted Brussow, Northside Elevator President & CEO.
Zak also has experience working on dairy operations and has held positions of General Manager Assistant, Feeds and Feed Manager, Young Stock Manager and Owner. Zak has owned his own dairy and is still involved with his family’s 1,100 head dairy. Outside the office, Zak is very active in the sport of Curling and an organizer of charitable causes focused on Parkinson’s disease research and suicide prevention programs.
About Northside Elevator: Service to Central Wisconsin farmers began in 1948 and our reputation for effective products and dependable service over the years continues to grow. Our staff embraces our corporate values and we offer fair and honest consulting and pricing for the manufacturing of animal feed, onsite dairy nutritional consulting, commodity contracting, grain storage, grain marketing, and agronomy services. Our reputation is a reflection of our customer’s success—and we’re proud to say both are growing. Exceptional service to our customers, suppliers and partners is what drives us. We take great pride in our staff that is professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and ready to serve.