Diamond V® has expanded the company’s dairy team in North America with the addition of Darrel Rennich, Jeramie Voss, and Steve McGinness.
Rennich is a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest Dairy Team, covering South Dakota. “Darrel is highly engaged in the South Dakota dairy industry,” says Mitch Deimund, District Sales Manager. “He brings years of dairy experience and positive relationships with him to Diamond V.”
Previously, Rennich worked with Select Sires MidAmerica as a Reproductive Specialist and Genetic Consultant. Prior to Select Sires, he spent six years at South Dakota State University as Farm Manager and Dairy Cattle Judging Coach and Dairy Challenge Coach.
Rennich grew up in Harrisburg, SD, owned and operated a registered Holstein dairy farm, and earned a B.S. in Dairy Production from SDSU.
Jeramie Voss is a Regional Sales Manager with the Dairy Team, responsible for Western Idaho and Northern Nevada. “Jeramie has strong relationships with dairies in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington,” says District Sales Manager Chad Davis. “He already has achieved much in his career the areas of milk quality, mastitis prevention, fresh cow health, calf health, and genetics.”
Voss previously was employed by Zoetis and its predecessor, Pfizer Animal Health. Most recently, he held the position of Dairy Productivity Specialist in the Pacific Northwest region of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Previously, he was Quality Milk Manager for the company in Kern County in Southern California.
Raised on a dairy farm in Moses Lake, WA, Voss later became a partner in the farm with his father and twin brother. At Washington State University he held the position of Student Herdsman at the university dairy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.
Steve McGinness is a National Account Manager, which will include collaboration with Diamond V’s Dairy Team. “Steve has a proven history of business development, customer relationship management, and strategic marketing in the animal health and nutrition arena,” says Kevin Larson, Director, National Accounts.
Previously, McGinness was Dairy Sales Manager-Midwest for Novus International and has worked with Elanco and Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis) in positions that included senior sales and account management in the dairy, beef, swine, and companion animal segments.
He began his career with Cargill Inc./Sunny Fresh Foods, and received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and his M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.