Board Of Directors
Bill "Billy" Robinson graduated from Middleburg High School and joined the United States Marine Corps. He excelled in his duties and earned the rank of Sergeant. Upon honorable discharge, he enrolled at Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a degree in Agricultural Business Management.
After graduation, Bill joined Kreamer Feed and began a storied career in the Agricultural Industry. He has held leadership positions with several organizations in the industry. These include the role of President for Blue Ribbon Poultry, BJE Realty, and Kreamer Feed, Inc. Bill currently serves as the President of BJE Poultry and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for both Kreamer Feed and BJE Poultry.
Community and industry involvement have always been Bill's passion. He has served on many Boards of Directors including Penn Ag Industries, the Penn Ag Poultry Council, Selinsgrove Community Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, Susquehanna Bank, Swineford National Bank, and Pennsylvania Certified Organic. Additionally, he served his community as a member of the Selinsgrove Area School District Board.
He has been married to Teri Robinson since 1985. They reside in Freeburg, Pennsylvania on an organic poultry and crop farm. Bill and Teri have two adult daughters, Emily and Courtney. Bill enjoys fishing, traveling, vacationing in Puerto Rico, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren, William and Lillian.
President, Kreamer Feed
Jason C. Robinson is President of Kreamer Feed and a member of the Board of Directors of Kreamer Feed, Inc. and BJE Poultry. In his role, he is responsible for a diverse group of functions that include IT, risk management, human resources, and quality. Jason had been a consultant to the board of directors since 2011. After a 19 year absence, he rejoined the organization as a full-time employee on October 29th, 2012,
Previously, Jason was Vice President in Risk Control for Global Consumer Banking for Bank of America. His responsibility was to manage risks identified by regulators including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom, and Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada. Prior to that, Jason held various leadership positions in collections, vendor management, underwriting, new product development, and mergers and acquisitions. He joined the bank as a collector in June of 1996.
Vice Chairman of the Board, Kreamer Feed & BJE Poultry
Edward G. Robinson began his career at Kreamer Feed, Inc. manufacturing feed, delivering feed, and maintaining the feed mill through its maintenance department. Currently, Ed is the corporate Vice President of Kreamer Feed, Inc, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. In 1978, Ed assumed responsibilities in maintaining Kreamer Feed's trucking fleet at Kreamer Automotive, Inc. Presently, Ed carries out the day-to-day operations as the president of Kreamer Automotive, Inc. Furthermore, Ed is Vice President for BJE Farms and also maintains his own farm, which he has had since 1989.
Ed graduated from Middleburg High School and followed up his education studying Automotive Technology at Sun-Tech Career and Technical Center. He graduated tech-school in 1976. Due to the demand for knowledge in the automotive and trucking industry, Ed also enrolled in the specialized Mack Truck School located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1978.
Over the span of 15 years, Ed held the rank of Assistant Fire Chief at Kreamer Fire Department. He acted as a volunteer firefighter and first responder. Additionally, Ed is involved with the Kreamer Recreation Board where he served for several years. Ed also currently serves on the Globe Mills Cemetery Board.
Ed and his wife Judy reside in Middleburg, PA. They have four adult children together, Georgina, Tiffany, Quinn, and Cyrus, respectively. Ed enjoys his car collection, traveling to his beautiful fishing cabin in Canada, and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
Julie Robinson Eriksson
Treasurer of the Board, Kreamer Feed
Julie Eriksson is a graduate of Middleburg High School and York College of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie and Leadership Susquehanna Valley programs.
Her past career experiences have included Human Resource Manager for a large poultry processing plant, and Sales Representative for a birdseed manufacturing company. After moving back to the area in 1993, she purchased Moyer's Agway, Inc. in Middleburg, but sold the business in 1998. Around this time, she began working part-time for Kreamer Feed, Inc. doing website designs and promotional pieces for their new organic feed line. This eventually became a full-time position in sales, which progressed into the position of Organic Marketing Director. In 2010, a General Manager was hired to run the day-to-day operations and take over the sales force. Since the business was growing in leaps and bounds, so was their computer and IT needs - this gave Julie the opportunity to pursue her other interest, computers. She also sits on the board of Kreamer Feed.
To the dismay of everyone who knew him, Dave passed away on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, community, and business partners. Thank you Dave, for everything. You can read more about his extraordinary life here.
Dave N. Geise is the past Chairman, President and CEO of Furmano Foods, of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, a 90-year-old company that is the largest family-owned tomato manufacturer in the eastern United States.
Dave began his career with the company in 1968 and served as president since 1977. At the time of his election as company president, the complexion of the company had changed significantly and production figures were at two million cases per year. Today, Furmano Foods annually processes more than eleven million cases of prepared food products in the Northumberland facility. Dave recently retired from Furmano Foods but still serves as a Trustee of the company.
Dave is a leader in the food industry serving on committees and boards at the state and national levels. He is the past chairman on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Food Processors Association and has held positions with the National Food Processors Association since 1982. Dave has been a board member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and served on the Chairman's Advisory Council.
He served as past President and Director of the Central Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors, Ambassador Committee and Legislative Committee. He was a board member of the Food Industry Group (FIG), and served on the McCann School of Business and Technology Advisory Committee. He currently serves as Chairman and Board Member of the Hand Up Foundation, volunteers as Co-Chair of the Fund Raising Committee for the Evangelical Community Hospital, serves as board member on the Economics PA Susquehanna Valley.
Dave is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association (Ag Alum - 1968 Major – Horticulture), serves on the Ag Alumni Board, is an active volunteer for the College of Agricultural Sciences serving on the Penn State Food Science Facilities Committee, the AGR Penn State Campaign Board, and has lectured in the Penn State Ag Business Executive Program. Dave received the PA Agribusiness Achievement Award in 1996 from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. In 2001, he received Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Alumnus Award. In 2003, he received an Award from the Armsby Honor Society of the Penn State University College of Agriculture Sciences. In 2004, he received the 2004 Community Leadership Award from the Susquehanna Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, and in 2007, he received the Alumni Fellow Award from the Penn State Alumni Association.
Dave's passion is serving God. In 2006 he went on mission trip to Africa to assist in planting vegetable gardens in Swaziland to help the people eat a balanced diet to promote stronger immune systems. In the past several years, Dave along with members of his family have gone on several mission trips to Guatemala, Panama and Haiti to help build homes and churches that were displaced by the mudslides and earthquakes. And most recently, Dave and his wife Jody went on a mission trip to Guatemala with a medical team. Dave enjoys time with his family including hunting, hiking, traveling, and flying a power parachute with his youngest son. His newest passion since retirement is woodworking.
Dave Dell grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Blair County, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University, Dave joined Sperry New Holland, a global leader in agriculture machinery design, manufacturing and distribution. He worked in many functions of the business and served in many leadership roles during his 31 years with New Holland. During Dave’s years with them, they progressed through several significant mergers and grew in size and scope around the world, becoming CNH Industrial - as it is known today. Dave enjoyed working in many countries around the world building expertise in international as well as local businesses.
Always eager for new challenges, new learning, and new growth, Dave stepped away from CNH and joined Wenger Feed Mills, Inc., an animal-nutrition business. Dave successfully assisted the family owners of Wenger’s to achieve personnel and business growth objectives. Following the success at Wenger’s, Dave joined Lebanon Seaboard - a turf, golf, and ornamental-industry business, to strengthen marketing and distribution efforts. He followed this work by joining Brock Grain systems, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, as Global Director of Marketing and Sales. He successfully restructured the sales organization, rebuilt dealer network relationships, re-positioned the brand, and led overall growth in market-share and brand awareness with a rebuilt, higher-performance team.
With a wealth of leadership, industry knowledge and experience, Dave then invested a few years consulting with agriculture businesses, large and medium size, as the Vice President, Go to Market Solutions, with Beck Ag, Inc.
Additionally, Dave has served on many industry boards and councils. He exhibits his passion for the education of the next-generations agriculture leaders as he served on the Penn State College of Agriculture Alumni board for six years and on the Penn State University Alumni Council for three years. Dave is also active with guest lectures, on-campus student/alumni activities such as mentoring, and scholarship-sponsoring opportunities.
Currently, Dave and his wife reside in Colorado. They have a son, a daughter, and one grandchild.
Bob Anderson is the Senior Trade Advisor of the Organic Trade Association. He has more than 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of organic agriculture, organic food production, processing, marketing and retailing, as well as leadership experience in the development of national organic policy, standards and organic certification. He serves the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture as an advisor for organic agriculture and international trade, and he served as the chairman of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Anderson is a former director and past president of the Organic Trade Association. During the comment periods for the proposed national organic rules, he was the primary spokesperson for the NOSB and the organic industry. Anderson is currently a strategic advisor to organic agricultural initiatives and organic industry projects, as well as the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service and U.S. Department of State. Until 2000, he was president of Walnut Acres Organic Farms, one of the most respected founding organic foods businesses in the United States.
Randy Schwalke is the owner and Feed Marketing LLC, a feed industry business advisor firm. He has been in the feed and pet food business since 1973 with a background in General Management, Sales/Marketing Management, Operations and Finance. Randy has held the positions of President, VP of Sales, General Director, Sales/Marketing Manager, Operations Manager and Controller. Having worked for ADM/MoorMan’s and Blue Seal Feeds, Randy has commercial feed, specialty feed, and pet food experience. He has managed teams of nearly 400 sales and technical people selling directly to dairy and livestock producers in the Mid-West, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. He has also managed the sales and marketing of an extensive line of specialty feeds and pet foods sold through over 1,000 independent farm/feed dealers and pet stores on the East Coast. Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing national distribution of organic and natural pet food brands sold through grocery, big box, and independent pet/specialty. Randy has also served on AFIA’s Board of Directors and President of the Northeast Ag & Feed Alliance.
Chief Financial Officer
BJE Poultry & Kreamer Feed, Inc.
Jim started in December 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer of Kreamer Feed and BJE Poultry, managing financial strategy and overseeing all financial functions. He comes with many years of financial experience. Prior to coming to Kreamer Feed and BJE, he spent ten years at UPMC Susquehanna as Finance Manager and prior as the CFO of Sunbury Community Hospital. He is excited to work with the team as they continue to grow to improve efficiencies and operations.
Jim resides in Mifflinburg with his wife Vicki and their three children. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilmington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. When not attending his kid's sporting events or helping get them to and from practices, he is a fitness enthusiast, enjoys camping, Penn State Football, NY Mets Baseball, and vacationing at the beach.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tom is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kreamer Feed and a member of the executive management team. Tom has over 25 years of management experience in sales, marketing and product merchandising in the feed, food, agriculture, and horticulture industries.
Included in Tom’s feed & food backgrounds are grain trading and supply chain management with positions as Manager of the St Louis office for Cereal Byproducts Company, Sales Manager for Land O’Lakes’ Grain & Ingredient Trading Division, and as General Manager of CHP Blenders for International Food Products. Tom was the founder and President of Hennessey New Century, a commodity and agriculture product merchandising company. His work in the horticulture and merchandising industry include the roles of Sales & Marketing Manager for Oglevee Ltd, National Sales Director for Ecke Ranch, and responsibility for National & Key Accounts with Highland Supply.
In those roles, he worked extensively with proprietary relationships between breeders, producers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers on local, regional, national and international programs.
Tom attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis and St. Louis University in the School of Business. He and his wife have been married for 31 years and have one daughter. Tom is a Commercial Pilot and former President of the Gateway Aerostatic Association and has served the hot air ballooning community as liaison to the FAA and NTSB.
Heath J. Kissinger
Procurement & Quality Manager
Heath J. Kissinger is currently the Manager of Procurement and Quality of Kreamer Feed Inc. and a member of the executive management team. Heath is responsible for the purchasing and quality teams for both the conventional and organic mills.
Heath is a graduate of Selinsgrove High School and Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
Previously, Heath worked in the building materials industry for Celotex Building Products & Masonite International and the agricultural industry for Land O’ Lakes, Inc. His previous duties included the following: procurement, finance, inventory management, ERP production planning, and quality. He earned his HACCP certification in food safety through Land O’ Lakes, Inc. due to his involvement in the safe food manufacturing team. He will continue his education in the feed mill industry with training through KSU as well as other organizations.
Andrea Dillman, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
BJE Poultry & Kreamer Feed, Inc.
Andrea L. Dillman is currently the Human Resources Manager of Kreamer Feed, Inc. and serves as a member of the company’s executive management team. Andrea also serves as the HR Manager for BJE Poultry, Kreamer Feed's sister company. In her role, Andrea is responsible for developing policies and directing and coordinating human resource activities in the areas of employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, and employee services.
Andrea is a graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School and The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Andrea has been working in the field of human resources for the past 15 years and most recently obtained her SHRM-CP certification in June 2019.
Upon graduating from college, Andrea spent five years working in research administration for New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Andrea was an eye witness to the tragic events of 9/11, which were responsible for molding her outlook on humanity and ultimately moving her towards a career in human resources.
Andrea has been married to her husband Michael for five years and has two children. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time at their cabin on Penn’s Creek partaking in fishing, biking, hiking, and other various outdoor activities.
Director of National Sales
Kreamer Feed, Inc.
Brad started with Kreamer Feed as the Director of National Sales in October of 2021. After graduating from Kutztown University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management, he took his talents to work in the poultry industry. Dealing with all accounts from local farmers and independents to large retail and chain accounts, his expertise in sales lead to significant growth not only in existing accounts, but new accounts as well.
After working in the poultry industry, Brad became an Account Manger for a large tobacco corporation. Through a hands-on approach, Brad was able to grow sales with large retail accounts by introducing new product lines and designing planograms to gain more space and awareness for products.
Brad lives in York, Pennsylvania. Some of his favorite activities are playing volleyball, riding four-wheelers and motorcycles, kayaking and swimming in the river, and enjoying time with his friends and family.
BJE Poultry & Kreamer Feed, Inc.
Courtney graduated from West Chester University in 2010 and following an internship with Governor Rendell in Philadelphia, PA, she worked in sales and marketing at Paychex, a Fortune-500 company in the greater Philadelphia area. In 2015, Courtney moved back to her roots in central PA and began her career at her family business, Kreamer Feed, as Marketing Coordinator. Courtney is now the Communications Manager for the conventional and organic feed company as well as its sister company, BJE Poultry. She handles all social media management, branding, digital advertising, website development, e-commerce, events, and public relations for both businesses.
Courtney was nominated for and completed the Leadership Susquehanna Valley program in 2020 and was elected her class representative as a result. Courtney has had/currently has Board of Director positions for the 4H program and for Leadership Susquehanna Valley, coaches local softball, helps plan an annual philanthropic golf tournament, and volunteers for the United Way.
In Courtney’s spare time, she prioritizes spending time with her family, friends, fiancé Bucky, and her beloved dog, Chunk. She loves to cook, paint, cheer on Penn State and the Eagles, and travel - especially to Puerto Rico.
Courtney looks forward to helping contribute to the legacy her grandfather began in 1947 for many years to come.