Crystal Lake, IL
Cox Family Holdings (CFH) is pleased to announce the addition of Kip Pendleton to the Board of Directors.
Mark Vincent, CFH Board Member and Chair of the Human Resources Committee was tasked by the Board to bring on a new Director with a background in AgTech. “We wanted someone who could add this specific value and explored many different candidates from around the country. Given Kip’s extensive background in AgTech and understanding his desire to ‘help leaders feed the world’, he was the Board’s first choice”, said Mark about the addition.
Wally Beecroft, President of Cox Family Holdings and CEO of Exacto, Inc. said “Having met Kip a few years ago a Global Ag Investing conference in Boston I was very impressed with Kip’s knowledge of the opportunities within agriculture and am truly excited about his joining the CFH Board to help govern and provide strategic support as we shape the future of the industry.”
Kip has a tremendous career that spans several different elements of the food and agricultural value chain and is currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Jord BioScience, a start-up out of the OTC at the University of Minnesota. He also is founder of The Pendleton Group, which helps companies achieve strategic results in AgTech, Precision Ag, and Decision Ag.
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May 3, 2022 Crystal Lake, IL –
Cox Family Holdings (CFH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Verlyn Suderman as Corporate General Counsel. Verlyn will oversee all legal matters for CFH and its businesses and direct the use of specialized external counsel. “As we continue to expand our investment portfolio, we will be very well served by leveraging Verlyn’s outstanding legal capabilities, business acumen, and strategic mindset,” says Wally Beecroft, CFH President. Previously, Verlyn was in a senior role with CJ Logistics and served on the CFH Board of Directors for the past five years prior to joining the CFH executive team.
Cox Family Holdings, LLC and Exacto, Inc. are excited to announce Eva Magnusen's promotion to Director of Strategy and Operations. In her new role, Eva will be part of the Exacto Leadership Team. In its 40th anniversary year, Exacto is increasingly focused on aligning with customers toward critical areas of strategic impact. Exacto's focus on 'Growing Together' requires increased collaboration and cross-functional leadership between Operations, Sales, and Exacto’s key customers and suppliers.
"We are very fortunate to have such a multi-talented person in our company," says Wally Beecroft, CEO, Exacto, Inc. "In her previous role as the business leader for the Turf and Ornamental Industry, Eva became greatly respected by both our internal team and customers for her insights and dedication to helping improve results. What Eva brings by way of her character, commitment, experience, education, and how she leads and manages makes me thrilled to have her taking point as our new Director of Strategy and Operations."
Eva joined Exacto in 2016 in Finance and, most recently has served successfully as a Business Leader over the Turf and Ornamental and Industrial Vegetation Management markets. Prior to joining Exacto, Eva was a CFO for a logistics firm and project manager in telecommunications. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.
About Exacto®, Inc.: Founded in 1981, Exacto has developed innovative technologies that improve crop protection economics. With an eye on sustainable use of our most valuable resources, Exacto focuses on engineering solutions to optimize the conditions in which water, soil, and chemicals come together to create bountiful croplands and vibrant landscapes — all while using fewer natural resources. Exacto's experienced team of scientists, technical staff, and sales professionals work in harmony with their research and distribution partners to gain a fundamental understanding of the dynamic challenges faced in the markets they serve in the US and around the globe.
Sharon, WI: February 3rd marks the fortieth anniversary of Exacto®, Inc, an innovative turnkey chemical manufacturer with roots in agriculture, turf and ornamental, and industrial vegetation management sectors. Since its inception, Exacto has grown from a small adjuvant manufacturer to an international full-service company offering technologically advanced, private-label chemicals.
"40 years ago, Exacto started as a small, humble business. Like other enduring iconic companies, Exacto literally began in a garage and expanded over many years to serve customers around the world. Along the way, Exacto has overcome many challenges and experienced success through the commitment and vision of owner Kenny Cox and key tenured staff like Frank Sexton and others. Building on a foundational commitment to innovation and private-label manufacturing, Exacto continues to provide customers with the highest quality adjuvants and services to help them grow their businesses," said Wally Beecroft, CEO of Exacto, Inc. "This anniversary is an excellent moment to underscore Exacto's distinctive approach and commitment to provide products and services to customers that ultimately enable the sustainable stewardship of vital natural resources to meet the rapidly growing demands of current and future generations. We have a great team in place that enables us to grow together with our customers."
Over the years, Exacto has helped its strategic partners build their adjuvant brands with in house research and development, flexible operations, full-service marketing concepts, and an entire contract research organization focused on the goal of expanding their business outside of traditional means. All these services help support Exacto'smission to empower the supply chain with advanced product solutions to operate successfully and sustainably.
Exacto's culture is built on its CORE values, standing for Care, Opportunity, Respect, and Excellence. Those are integrated into everything Exacto does and helps to create a team that excels.
About Exacto®, Inc.: Founded in 1981, Exacto has developed innovative technologies that improve crop protection economics. With an eye on sustainable use of our most valuable resources, Exacto focuses on engineering solutions to optimize the conditions in which water, soil, and chemicals come together to create bountiful croplands and vibrant landscapes - all while using fewer natural resources. Exacto's experienced team of scientists, technical staff, and sales professionals work in harmony with their research and distribution partners to gain a fundamental understanding of the dynamic challenges faced in the markets they serve in the USA and around the globe. For more information, visit www.exactoinc.com
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February 14, 2020
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL -- Cox Family Holdings, LLC, a family-owned, private investment firm specializing in upstream agriculture, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Phillip A. Kuk to Chief Financial Officer.
“We are thrilled to announce Phil’s promotion to CFO. In 2019, as Director of Finance, Phil made tremendous contributions toward our success and we look forward to continued achievements in 2020 and beyond”, said President of Cox Family Holdings, Wally Beecroft.
Phil is the senior executive responsible for managing all financial elements of Cox Family Holdings and its operating companies. He directs and oversees the accounting and finance staff as well as external resources responsible for financial planning, allocation, analysis, risk management, tax, and reporting. Phil brings more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience with industry-leading, middle-market and Fortune 100 companies. He has a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University, in addition to CPA certification.