Eric grew up on a livestock farm west of Bloomington, IL. Growing up he showed sheep and was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA both. After a seed company internship in 1998, he changed his major to Crop Science/Agri-business at the University of Illinois.
He enjoyed several internships in seed and chemicals while earning his M.S. degree before leaving Champaign. During his 16 years in the seed industry, he has served many roles including sales, supply, product, and brand management. He lives near Port Byron, IL with his wife Tara and 3 children, Abby (8 yrs), Kaitlyn (5 yrs) and Blake (17 mos).
His hobbies include showing livestock, Mustang cars, and snowmobiling. Eric states, "I chose to join ProHarvest because it really felt home to me. I love the seed business and I am looking forward to overseeing a product lineup to help growers be successful. I really think ProHarvest is poised for growth in the years ahead."