The Maschhoffs recently welcomed St. Louis native Gerry Daignault as vice president for Support Operations.
Daignault, born and raised in Ferguson, Mo., graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in finance. Right out of college, Daignault began working for Purina as director of Finance for the eastern half of the United States. After 15 years at Purina, he landed an opportunity as CFO for PM Ag Products Inc., an animal-nutrition business.
Daignault's swine acumen visibly expanded from there as he transitioned into the genetic improvement sector. He worked for Newsham Hybrids for five years before becoming CFO of PIC. He was the co-founder of Spectrum Agribusiness and spent the past five years as CEO of Double L Group, which specializes in ventilation and flooring for swine and poultry. "We are extremely excited Gerry joined the team. He brings a vast amount of experience, operational excellence and a passion for people," says The Maschhoffs CEO Bradley Wolter.
Daignault credits his success over the years to his passion for team building. He is fascinated with getting the right people together, pulling the rope in the same direction. He says his greatest success is seeing people around him succeed.
"I've always had a lot of respect and admiration for The Maschhoffs," Daignault says. "When you consider the business that Ken, Julie, Dave and Karen have built, it's pretty amazing. I'm honored to be a part of this company."