Storage & Handling

Chad Thiessen

Product Manager, Conveyors and Augers, Meridian

For the past six years, Chad Thiessen has served as the product manager for Meridian’s conveyors and augers. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table about the needs of farmers and the seed industry and uses his experiences growing up on a southern Manitoba farm to provide solutions to those “everyday challenges” of storing, moving and handling seed and grain. Prior to joining Meridian, Thiessen worked for the Province of Manitoba, conducting farmland valuations, and Red River Mutual as an insurance underwriter.

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