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FOUNDERS

Roger OaklandCo-Founder

Founded Oakland Corporation in 1982. Prior experience includes 7 years in marketing and management with Monroe Systems, 2 years in cost accounting and data processing error correction with Sundstrand, and 2 years as a high school mathematics teacher at Corwith-Wesley Schools. Graduated Iowa State University in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Education. Roger has called on grain elevator companies and developed software for ag business since 1976.

Lois OaklandCo-Founder

Co-founded Oakland Corporation in 1982, stockholder, and Corporate Officer. Primary responsibilities include payroll, corporate accounting, and taxes. Lois participates in all corporate decisions.

Administration

Chuck CarlsonChief operations Officer

Joined Oakland Corporation in 1987. Prior experience includes 12 years as controller of a cooperative elevator company. Graduated Mankato State University in Finance. Chuck is in charge of day-to-day operations.

Dan OaklandDirector of Development

Began working at Oakland Corporation in 2000. Develops software applications and interfaces and assists in maintaining Oakland Corporation web sites. Previously worked as an account executive for a multimedia agency in New York and as a coordinator for international relations in Japan. Graduated from the University of Iowa in 1997. Dan is in charge of Software Development.

Paul OaklandDirector of Installations

Began working for Oakland Corporation in 2000. Graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with a degree in Liberal Arts. Experiences include I.T. installation & support,  software application development, and multimedia & graphic design. Paul is in charge of System Installations.

Aaron ShawDirector of I.T. & Sales

Began working for Oakland Corporation in 2003. Graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Management Information Systems. Experiences include Windows and Linux server administration, networking, and internet security. Aaron is in charge of Information Technologies and Sales.

Sales

Arlen OaklandExisting Client Sales

Joined Oakland Corporation in 1986. Previous experience includes working as an Assistant Industrial Engineer and Industrial Engineer for a company in Central Iowa in both the payroll department and working with PC´s in the factory to establish labor standards. Arlen has been involved in computer and ag business industries since 1979.

Terry GjersvikNew Client Sales

Re-joined Oakland Corporation in 2013 after serving as a marketing representative from 1995-2002. Terry has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota with 3 years working for Cargill. Inc. in country elevator management and 4 years working for Farmland Industries – Heartland Data Services. Terry has been a part-time corn/soybean farmer in Southern Minnesota since 1996 which helps him stay current with the information needs of agricultural producers.

I.T. Support

John Mogren

Began working for Oakland Corporation after graduating from ISU in 1994, majoring in Computer Science. Worked 2 years while attending school in the ISU computation center. "Mogy" has worked as a computer technology specialist since 1992.

Arlyn Hansen

Arlyn started working at Oakland Corporation mid-December 2011, he brought with him 3 yrs of Information Technology experience. Life at a Co-Op Elevator is very familiar to Arlyn. Having grown up in Ringsted, Iowa, the son of a long-time Co-Op manager.

Rachel Winecoff

Began working at Oakland Corporation in 2004. Rachel manages inventory. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001.

Our Team

Dolores MorgartClient Services Director

Has been at Oakland Corporation since July 5, 2000. Prior to that she was the Assistant Accountant of a cooperative for 19 years. Dolores began working in the ag industry in 1981.

Trevor Balman

Joined Oakland Corporation in November of 2015. Trevor is a member of our Accounting Support Staff, and also specializes in support of our Fuel/Energy modules.

Dave Bangtson

A graduate Iowa State University, and is a member of our Development Team. Dave's primary responsibility is systems development.

Shirley Becker

Joined Oakland Corporation in 1997. Before joining Oakland Corporation Shirley worked in the bookkeeping and grain departments of an Iowa cooperative for over 8 years, plus 2 years ag business experience.

Marilyn Behne

Marilyn returned to work at Oakland Corporation in August 2014 as a member of our Development Team. Marilyn worked in development at Oakland in 1988 & 1989, and is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a Degree in Computer Science. Marilyn has 15 years development experience in addition to her years with Oakland.

Luke Bradley

Luke started working at Oakland Corporation in July 2013. Prior to that he had been working for a southern Iowa cooperative since 2002, which started using Oakland in 2007. Much of that time was spent in the grain department as a merchandiser and in 2008 started bookkeeping for all grain in the company. He also worked in the fertilizer and feed departments while at the cooperative.

Cande Coulter

Cande started working at Oakland Corporation in August 2014, as the Administrative Coordinator. She comes to us with over 6 years of experience in office administration.

Wavern DeJong

Joined Oakland Corporation in 1994, following 15 years at Taintor Cooperative in New Sharon, Iowa and 7 years in the Accounting Department at Massey Ferguson before that. Graduated from the Computer Education course at Indian Hills in Ottumwa. Wavern's years of ag and accounting expertise reach back to 1969.

Ann Healy

Joined Oakland Corporation in November 2014, in the Accounting Support department. Previous experiences includes 30 plus years of accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll experience.

Robb McMullen

Joined Oakland Corporation in 1988. Robb’s experience includes development of Grain, Accounting, Fertilizer, Payroll and Patronage modules. Graduated Morningside College in Computer Science and Accounting. Robb has done everything from programming to installation and support.

Doug Raveling

Joined Oakland Corporation in 1997. Previous experiences include 1 year at Stravenger Ag Service followed by 6 years as a branch manager, 12 years as an assistant manager, and finally 3 years as the general manager of an Iowa cooperative. Doug has worked in the ag industry since 1975.

Tim Vande Kamp

Began working for Oakland Corporation in 1996. Previous experience includes working at the local cooperative level in various positions for 19 years. Tim's ag and accounting experience reaches back to 1977.

R.J. White

Joined Oakland Corporation in June of 2016. Graduated from Iowa State University, and is a member of our Development Team.