Company News: GlobalVetLINK, Allflex and Deere & Company

Ron Lane Named GlobalVetLINK National Sales Manager
GlobalVetLINK announced that Ron Lane has accepted the National Sales Manager position within the company.

Lane was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle on one of the oldest and largest ranches in Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and earned an Animal Science degree. After graduation, Ron ranched and trained horses until 1998 when he accepted his first sales position with an animal health company.

In 2011, Lane moved to Amarillo to become the business development manager for Cargill Animal Nutrition's Beef Enterprise team.

He continues to be involved in ranching with his father and shows in the National Reined Cowhorse Association. Ron joined the GlobalVetLINK team in September of 2016 as the territory manager for the Western Region.

Ron’s extensive experience in the Animal Health market along with his leadership skills will help grow and challenge the GlobalVetLINK sales team.

Jared Patterson Joins Allflex as Northwest Regional Manager
Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, a leader in animal identification and traceability systems, announces the hiring of Jared Patterson to the Northwest regional manager position. In his new role Patterson will be based in Middleton, Idaho, and will oversee the sales and marketing responsibilities in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

“We are excited to have Jared on our team” says Jon Becerril, AllFlex USA National Sales Manager. “Our customers will benefit from his purebred management experience and animal health knowledge.”

A native of Idaho, Patterson grew up around livestock, gaining experience with dairy and beef. He built his own purebred beef herd and exhibited cattle throughout the western United States.
He is a 2014 graduate of Colorado State University (CSU), earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Additionally, Patterson was a member of the livestock judging team at CSU. Since graduation he’s served as the ranch manager for a Hereford seedstock operation in Nevada, where he was responsible for daily staff management, breeding and marketing, records and animal health.

Deere Expands Hurricane Relief Support with $1 Million Donation
Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
“Habitat for Humanity has many years of experience helping families build back after disasters, providing longer-term, sustained efforts to help people and communities recover,” said Samuel R. Allen, chairman and CEO of Deere & Company. “Deere and its employees, dealers, and customers have already and will continue to be involved in these efforts.”
The $1 million commitment to Habitat Hammers Back is another step in the response by Deere and its Foundation to the hurricane disasters, including:

  • An annual $500,000 contribution by the John Deere Foundation to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program that helps the Red Cross pre-position supplies, secure shelters, maintain vehicles and train volunteers, so response can begin immediately.
  • Personal employee contributions of more than $100,000 to the Red Cross, local food banks, and other aid organizations – a total matched by the John Deere Foundation.
  • Deployment of heavy equipment by John Deere’s business divisions and dealers to help in the recovery efforts.

Habitat’s three-phase disaster response focuses on immediate relief, community stabilization and long-term recovery. The organization is in its immediate response phase – including damage assessments and clean-up – in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. Deere will encourage and organize individuals and teams of employees to support the recovery efforts through the company’s employee volunteer program.