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Cole Named Manager at BRANDT Cropsey Location

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (1 February 2017) – Bryan Cole has been promoted to manager of the BRANDT retail agronomy location in Cropsey, IL. Cole succeeds Tom Wurmnest, who is retiring after 33 years with the company.

“I’ve felt at home since the day I joined BRANDT,” said Cole. “It’s a family-owned business that treats us all like we’re part of the family. I’m really looking forward to leading the team here in Cropsey.”

Cole joined BRANDT in Fall 2016, handling agronomic sales out of the Cropsey location. Before joining BRANDT, he was with CPS for 17 years

“We wish Tom well and thank him for his years of dedicated service,” said Tim McArdle, COO and General Manager of the BRANDT Retail Ag division. “And we are looking forward to what Bryan will do at the Cropsey location. He’s already shown that he can grow the business in only a few months with us.”


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.