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Rick Bowen

November 9, 2023



[Elkhorn, NE] J.D. Heiskell Holdings LLC has named Rick Bowen its Chief Operating Officer and promoted him to Executive Vice President. In his new position, Bowen will have oversight of the Elkhorn Trading Group and General Managers of four of Heiskell’s regional operating groups in California, the Pacific Northwest, the Southwestern US, and the Colorado Front Range. He will report directly to JDHHLLC President and CEO Ryan G. Pellett.  

“Rick has already put in a full career in the animal feed industry and I’m grateful that he has chosen to extend it in this role,” noted Heiskell President and CEO Ryan Pellett. “His decades of experience and the respect and trust he has built inside our business make him ideally suited for this position and truly strengthens our ability to build our business and our people in tandem.”

“Rick Bowen is a devoted student of leadership dynamics, a relationship driven individual, and a terrific developer of talent,” said Scot Hillman, Chairman of the JDHHLLC Board of Directors. “We have already seen how those three attributes in combination allow him to be an outstanding mentor for our regional managers, and are confident that Rick offers them the greatest possible career growth opportunities and wisdom to help guide their businesses.” 

Bowen has served as the General Manager for the California Business Group for the past three years, a responsibility he recently relinquished to Shay Rambur. He will split time between the regional offices over which he has authority, and Heiskell’s office in Elkhorn, Nebraska. 


About J.D. Heiskell Holdings LLC [dba J.D. Heiskell & Co.]

J.D. Heiskell Holdings LLC [dba J.D. Heiskell & Co.] ( is a privately-held, professionally-managed commodity trading and livestock feed manufacturing enterprise conducting business across the breadth of the continental United States, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim. Founded in 1886 and continuously owned since then by the Heiskell and Hillman families, the company was identified as number 112 of the top 250 privately-held companies in the United States by Forbes magazine (December 2016 issue).



MEDIA CONTACT for J.D. Heiskell Holdings, LLC: 

Scot Hillman