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BRANDT Welcomes New Plant Manager in Lexington, IL

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (26 March 2020) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has named Andy Killian as manager of the BRANDT Lexington, IL retail agronomy plant.

Killian comes to BRANDT after ten years as a crop specialist at Piatt County FS. He holds a B.S. in Agronomy Management from Illinois State University. With planting just around the corner, Killian is jumping into his new role serving local growers and managing the plant’s team immediately.

“BRANDT has the reputation for high quality and customer focus, and I’ve seen that already. There’s a heck of a crew already in place at Lexington; it’s an impressive team,” said Killian. “I grew up in Lexington and this opportunity allows me to come home. I’m super excited to join the BRANDT Team.”

Killian, his wife and two daughters live in Lexington. He also farms corn and soybeans with his father and brother in the Lexington area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andy to the BRANDT family,” said Tim McArdle, EVP and COO of BRANDT Agronomic Services. “Andy has a keen focus on the needs of our customers and a deep background in agronomy. He’s going to be a great addition to BRANDT.“


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.