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Brenner named new CEO of Countryside Co-op

The board of directors of Countryside Cooperative, headquartered in Durand, has announced Frank Brenner as their new chief executive officer, effective Monday, May 12.

Brenner currently serves as the CEO/general manager of the Central Wisconsin Cooperative in Stratford. The formation of the Central Wisconsin Cooperative was the result of the unification of Stratford Farmers Cooperative and Marshfield Farmers Cooperative in 1996. Products and services provided through the cooperative are similar to those of Countryside Cooperative, including: animal feed production, grain marketing, agronomy, bulk fuels and propane, convenience store, tire center and country store.

Brenner graduated from UW-Stout in Menomonie with a major in business administration and a minor in marketing. In 1982, he became a sales consultant for the Stratford Farmers Cooperative, focusing on feed, agronomy and petroleum. In 1985, he became the office, credit and operation manager, which he held until becoming the assistant manager in 1990. He then became the general manager in 1993 until Central Wisconsin Cooperative was formed, where he serves as general manager today.

Countryside Cooperative Vice President John Creaser, who chaired the recruitment process, states, “Our entire board is really pleased to choose Frank Brenner as our new CEO. He is an industry leader, focused on providing real value for our members and promoting our excellent team of employees.”

Brenner was born in Durand, graduated from the Mondovi High School and is extremely happy to return to his roots.

He states, “I am very happy to use my skills of managing a diversified and multiple location agriculture supply cooperative to build upon the success of Countryside Cooperative.”

Please join in welcoming Brenner as he begins his new opportunity with Countryside Cooperative.