Meet the Team

Executive

Mike Hogan

Mike Hogan

President & CEO

Mike became the President and CEO of Calcium Products in 2013. Prior to this role, he spent 24 years with John Deere holding positions in engineering, operations, and business. Mike most recently led John Deere’s North American utility tractor business in Augusta, Georgia. He also spent three years in the Netherlands leading John Deere’s European sprayer business and helped secure double-digit growth.

Mike is an Iowa native with experience on his family’s farm. Mike earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2002 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1989. Mike and his family live in Ames, Iowa.

Brent Van Ee

Brent Van Ee

CFO

Brent brought 19 years of financial experience with him when he joined Calcium Products in 2014. Previously, he worked as a controller for Siegwerk and as a financial consultant at Robert Half Management Resources. He spent six years in financial positions of increasing responsibility at Oldcastle, a manufacturer and distributor of building products, leaving in 2012 as the Midwest Region CFO. Brent’s career started at Koester Construction Company, spending ten years there first as an accountant, then as a systems analyst, and finally as the controller.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Brent is a native Iowan currently residing in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson

VP Sales & Marketing

Jeff joined Calcium Products as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2015. Prior to Calcium Products, Jeff developed and grew the Iowa sales territory for Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP), now Verdesian Life Sciences. He spent ten years at Channel Bio starting first as a district sales manager which led to leadership roles managing all aspects of a sales system including recruitment and coaching of the sales team, marketing, customer service, and distribution. Jeff started his career at FC Coop, now Landus Cooperative in Iowa in 1996 as a feed and livestock marketing specialist.

Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education from Iowa State University and is an active member of his family farm near Winterset, Iowa.

Andrew Hoiberg, Ph.D.

Andrew Hoiberg, Ph.D.

VP Research & Development

Andrew joined Calcium Products in 2012 after completing his Ph.D. in Horticulture/Soil Science at Iowa State University. Since joining Calcium Products, Andrew has become a recognized expert in the field of soil pH, liming, and sulfur fertility on row crop production in the Midwest. He oversees all aspects of internal and external research, product improvement and development, consultation, technical sales support and training, and variable rate product integration for dealers.

Prior to graduate school, Andrew served as one of the turf managers for the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. He is a native Iowan and currently resides in Ames, Iowa.

Operations

Greg Walstrom

Greg Walstrom

Plant Manager

Leading our production team is Greg Walstrom, plant manager at Gilmore City. Greg has been with Calcium Products since 2003 and works every day to ensure our operations team works safely, manufactures products to quality specifications, and manufacturers enough product to meet our customers’ growing demand.

Marketing

Laura Holoubek

Laura Holoubek

Marketing Communications Manager

Laura joined Calcium Products in 2016 and leads the company’s marketing and communication efforts including branding, positioning, advertising, collateral and content development, etc. Laura came to Calcium Products after working for six years on the advertising agency side of the marketing desk.

She grew up a Nebraska farm girl and graduated with an Agricultural Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. Laura and her family live in Ames, Iowa.

Lacey Alliger

Lacey Alliger

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Lacey joined the Calcium Products team as a sales and marketing intern in 2017. Upon graduating from Iowa State University in 2017 with a degree in Agricultural Communications, Lacey was hired on full-time.

She grew up on a farm in central Iowa and now farms with her husband near Gowrie, Iowa.

Customer Service Team – Gilmore City

Lory Zeman

Lory Zeman

Customer Service Team

Lory started working for Calcium Products in 2003. She is a part of the customer service team in Gilmore City. You can find her in our new production plant, taking orders, filling trucks, and working on billing. Prior to Calcium Products, Lory worked as a Certified Medication Aide at a residential care facility for the elderly. When she is not working, Lory is at home hanging out with her husband and dogs. Lory currently resides in Pocahontas, Iowa.

Mary Kiesecker

Mary Kiesecker

Customer Service Team

Mary has been with Calcium Products since 2011. You will find Mary in Gilmore City loading trucks and taking orders. Before Calcium Products, Mary was an administrative assistant to a trucking sales department. In her free time, she likes to ride horses, camp, read and do crafts. Mary currently resides in Gilmore City, Iowa.

Toni Frederiksen

Toni Frederiksen

Customer Service Team

Toni is the newest member of our customer service team! She began working at our Gilmore City plant in 2018. Previously, Toni has owned a carpet and flooring business and has worked in retail management for 11 years. In her free time, she likes to garden, do crafts, and cook. Toni currently resides in Gilmore City, Iowa.

Customer Service Team – Fort Dodge

Rose Christensen

Rose Christensen

Customer Service Team

Rose has worked for Calcium Products since 1998. She can be found in Fort Dodge loading trucks and taking orders. When Rose is not working, she spends her time riding horses and hanging out with her grandkids and friends. Rose currently resides in Rutland, Iowa.

Dreux Evans

Dreux Evans

Customer Service Team

Dreux joined the Calcium Products team in 2015. Dreux is a part of the Fort Dodge customer service team. She spends her days loading trucks, directing phone calls, and doing data entry. In her free time, Dreux likes to spend time with her family, friends, and her dog. During the summer months, you will find her outside enjoying the outdoors. Dreux currently resides in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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(800) 255-8196 Customer Service
ISU Research Park, 2520 N Loop Dr, #7100
Ames, IA 50010 Corporate Address

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