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Mark and Mike Laethem

Mark Laethem

Mark@FarmDepot.biz
Mike Laethem

Mike@FarmDepot.biz

Mark and Mike Laethem are the third generation of a family that has been dedicated to the service of the agricultural industry. The Laethem brothers have built one of the most successful agricultural sector businesses in Michigan and will continue along that path of success in the Farm Depot venture. Their success is due in large part to the attention that they pay to their customers and their customer's needs. Mark and Mike Laethem are happy to provide their talents and expertise to customers using the time-honored and successful Laethem tradition.  Mike and Mark have served farmers in Tuscola County and throughout Michigan for more than 65 combined years.

Brian Pleyte

616-755-5811

 

Brian came to Farm Depot in Ionia early in 2014 as the General Manager. Brian has previously worked in other equipment dealerships and has owned his own company. Brian is also a sales employee for the Ionia store.

You can contact Brian by phone 616-755-5811 or email bpleyte@farmdepot.biz

Duane Roggenbuck

989-551-0840 Cell

DRoggenbuck@FarmDepot.biz

Duane Roggenbuck
Duane grew up on his family farm in the Ruth area and has a good understanding of the challenges that today's agricultural producer faces.  Duane has had extensive product training in hay and forage equipment as well as sprayers.  Duane can be reached at 989-551-0840 or you can contact him by email at Duane@Farmdepot.biz

Rodney Kuhl

989-980-3883 Cell

RodneyKuhl@FarmDepot.biz

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Rodney has been in the Ag Chem sprayer business for over 15 years.  He spent the first 9 years with Ag Chem as a field service representative and the last 6 years in sales.  Rodney is an application specialist and can make professional recommendations for any size operation.  Rodney can be reached at 989-980-3883 or you can contact him by email at Rodney.Kuhl@Farmdepot.biz

Jeff Moore

9889-551-6835 Cell

Jeff@FarmDepot.biz

Jeff Moore
Jeff has been involved with the Laethems since 1991 and works in sales as well as technical products.  Jeff also manages the information systems for Farm Depot.  Jeff enjoys selling Challenger tractors and technical products.  Jeff is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University and holds several systems-related certifications.  You can reach Jeff at 989-551-6835 or you can contact him by email at Jeff@Farmdepot.biz

 

Chuck Kotsch

989-550-5665 Cell

CKotsch@FarmDepot.biz

Chuck Kotsch
Chuck (Chuckie) Kotsch has a long history in the service field and is the Service Manager for Farm Depot.  He has training in a wide variety of technical fields and effectively manages Farm Depot's shop and mobile technician workforce.  If you need service anywhere in the state of Michigan, please contact Chuckie at Farm Depot at 1-888-537-8257 or you can email him at CKotsch@farmdepot.biz

Scott Karr

989-980-4348 Cell

ScottKarr@FarmDepot.biz

Scott spent 27 years as general manager of a modern Automotive Service shop and is the Service Administrator for Farm Depot Caro. Scott is an ASE Certified Service Consultant and brings vast array of service experience and customer satisfaction accomplishments to the Farm Depot team.  In his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his family and bike racing competition.

Chris Stone

Chris Stone joined the Farm Depot team in 2010 and asumed the role of Kubota Sales manager.  Chris's educational background includes time at St. Clair Community College where he studied Business Management.  Chris sold comsumer products at another Thumb Area dealership for awhile before joining the Farm Depot Team.  If you have questions about Kubota products or services please feel free to call Chris and he will be happy to help you out.

Tim Harman

517-230-7100 Cell

 
Tim enjoys selling farm equipment as well as calling on some of Michigan’s best farmers.  Tim has been involved in selling and marketing farm equipment since he graduated from the University in Agriculture Economics.  Tim has been involved in the sale and marketing of Massey Ferguson, Case, New Idea, Kuhn, Challenger, Caterpillar and New Holland products for the past thirty five years.  Tim covers the South East portion of Michigan for Farm Depot and lives in Flat Rock.  If you need something that Farm Depot sells, new or used give him a call Cell 517-230-7100, Office: 734-789-8244

 

 

 

Eric Miles

Ionia Service Manager

616-755-5812 Cell

EMiles@FarmDepot.biz

Eri Miles image
Eric attended Nashville Diesel College in Nashville, TN where he worked extensively on trucks.  He has over 14 years of experience with farm machinery specifically with the AGCO, Kubota, and New Holland brands.  Eric specializes in tractors, air conditioning, engine diagnostics, and hay/forage equipment.  Eric can be reached at 616-755-5812 or by email at emiles@farmdepot.biz.
   

Mark Ives

Ionia Service Tech

616-309-9984 or mives@farmdepot.biz

 
Mark is a service technician in Ionia. Mark brings 30 years of experience in other dealerships as a technician. He is one of Ionia’s road technicians. 
   

 

Pete Kammers

Ionia Service Tech

616-309-6765 or petekammers@farmdepot.biz

 
Pete is a service technician in Ionia. Pete attended North Western Ohio for Diesel Tech. He has been working in this field 20 years and came to Farm Depot from Simons in Fowler, Mi where he was a diesel truck mechanic. 

Luke Thelen 

 
Luke is a high school senior and attends Portland Public Schools. Luke is involved in local 4H. He has worked for Farm Depot in Ionia since the beginning of 2014. He is known to help out wherever he can. Luke cleans tractors, arranges equipment, picks equipment up from farms as needed, helps out in parts and in the office. 

Jenna Francisco 

Jenna can be contacted at 616-522-5501, 616-309-7856 or by email jfrancisco@farmdepot.biz or ionia@farmdepot.biz

 
Jenna is the office manager in Ionia. She came to Farm Depot in the fall of 2013. She brings in previous banking experience.  Jenna handles work orders, invoices, whole goods and inventory in Ionia. 

Bob Robinson 

Bob can be contacted at 616-522-5501, 616-755-5813 or by email rrobertson@farmdepot.biz

 

Bob came to Ionia after years in the automotive industry. Bob works in the parts department. He has worked in customer service and parts since 1987. He has brought knowledge and customer satisfaction to the Ionia Farm Depot customers. 

Blade Patrick

Blade can be contacted at 616-522-5501, 616-309-7257 or by email bladep@farmdepot.biz 

 

Blade came to Farm Depot in the winter of 2013 after many years operating and working on equipment for Crop Production Services and Ionia County Road Commission. Blade works in Ionia parts department and will soon be working with the Farm Depot Sales Team. Contact Blade with your parts and Ag-Chem inquiries. 

Sheryl Oswalt

Sheryl Oswalt

Sheryl joined Farm Depot in 2014 after 20 years as a financial services officer at GreenStone Farm Credit Services.  Prior to that, Sheryl worked 10 years at the AGCO, New Holland, & Kubota dealership in Eaton County.  Sheryl handles equipment sales out of our Schoolcraft office.   You can reach her at the store, on her cell at (269) 330-2529 or email sherylo@farmdepot.biz

Alan Henrickson

  

Alan Henrickson

Alan has farmed most of his life along with completing a career as an air traffic controller.  Alan spent time running his own computer business and enjoys interacting with growers and has knowledge of a wide-range of topics.  Alan enjoys working with new technology and he knows how to demonstrate the value for new technology in today's competitive grower market.  Alan works in sales at the Schoolcraft store.  Alan can be reached at AHenrickson@farmdepot.biz or by calling the store at 269-679-3939.

Anthony Henrickson

  

Anthony Henrickson

Anthony is happy to help our parts customers in Schoolcraft.  Anthony can be reached at AnthonyH@farmdepot.biz or by calling the store at 269-679-3939.

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