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Leadership

Leadership

The McGregor Company has a group of leaders with extensive experience in the ag industry where each is dedicated to the success of our customers, our employees, and our company. Farm families of the Inland Northwest are counting on us to understand the challenges they face every day, so we strategically placed our company headquarters in the middle of farm fields, well off the beaten path...but right where the action is.

The McGregor Company

PO Box 740 • 401 Colfax Airport Rd • Colfax WA 99111
509.397.4355 • 800.873.8666

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Alex McGregor, Chairman

Alex is Chairman of the Board of Directors for The McGregor Company and also serves as Managing General Partner of McGregor Land & Livestock, a 135 year old eastern Washington family wheat, alfalfa, barley and livestock ranch. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree from Whitman College; his masters & PhD from the University of Washington. His book, Counting Sheep, a history of agriculture in the Inland NW, was chosen as one of the top one hundred “centennial books” written since Washington became a state. Alex taught history at the University of Washington & at Whitman College before joining his family firm.  Alex, historian Richard Scheuerman and photographer John Clement have collaborated on recent books including Northwest Drylands: Seasons (2010) and Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest, which he and Richard Scheuerman co-authored for the WSU Press in 2013.

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Ian McGregor, President

Ian represents the 4th generation involved in The McGregor Company. Ian joined the company full time in 1999 and currently serves as President. In that role Ian has direct responsibility for company strategy and company operations where his experience in a number of technically focused roles for the company have provided him a great perspective. Prior to joining The McGregor Company, Ian owned a small technology business specializing in computer sales and network design. Ian lives on the McGregor family farm with his wife and six daughters.

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Fred Morscheck, General Manager, Crop Nutrients

Fred was born raised in Genesee Idaho where his family operated a farming and cattle operation. He attended the University of Idaho, was a four-year varsity athlete on the Vandal Football team and graduated with a degree in Business Management. He maintains a Certified Crop Adviser certification, is a Past President of the Far West Agribusiness Association, former TFI board member and has served on numerous boards and committees over his career. He began his career with the company as a Service Technician delivering fertilizer in 1976. Over the past 41 years, he has held many different positions with the company from service, sales, product procurement and management roles. Currently he is the company’s General Manager of Crop Nutrition. Fred and his wife Marla live in Pullman, WA and have three grown sons.

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Clark Capwell, General Manager, Environmental, Health, Safety & Security

Clark grew up in in Pomeroy, WA and has been involved with agriculture most of his life. After earning an Agribusiness degree from Spokane Community College, Clark began a career in the fertilizer and crop protection industry. Forty years later, 39 of which have been with The McGregor Company, he has experience in most facets of the business. Clark maintains his Certified Crop Adviser certification and is a certified ResponsibleAg Auditor as well. Clark enjoys new challenges and experiences and has appreciated each opportunity he’s had through his career in agriculture. Clark also recently retired from a 38 year career as a volunteer in the Fire and EMS field, most recently as Chief of Colfax Fire & Rescue. Whether it is agriculture or fire & EMS, Clark enjoys the people he works with.

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Sean Neal, Director, Accounting and Finance

Sean grew up in Garfield, WA on his family’s wheat and lentil farm. From a young age he developed a deep passion for agriculture. Being physically unable to partake in many aspects of the farm, he pursued accounting and finance. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in finance after which he pursued a career as a financial advisor. Following his stint with Edward Jones Investments he found an opportunity to work for his alma mater, WSU, where he worked in various capacities including payroll, treasury, and modernization. Following his tenure at WSU, he came to the McGregor Company where he worked as Controller before transitioning to his current role of Director, Accounting and Finance. He holds both Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designations in addition to a Masters of Accounting. Sean lives on his family farm with his wife Jenny and daughter Helen.

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Heath Druffel, General Manager, Retail Operations

Heath was raised on the family farm in Colton, WA where he learned the value of hard work, perseverance, and integrity. After graduating from the Ag Program at Walla Walla Community College, Heath knew a successful career with The McGregor Company would need to start at the beginning. In 1995 he began work in the Walla Walla and Touchet Valleys as a Service Technician and continued learning as much as he could about the business from both customers and colleagues. An active seeker of new challenges, Heath, a Certified Crop Adviser, has taken on greater responsibility throughout his career though never forgetting his roots as a farm boy or the lessons learned in his earlier roles with the company.