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THE AMS TEAM:

Lucas Veale
Product Support, Assumption, IL

lvealeLucas started working for John Deere  Corporate in 1997.  He transitioned to the dealership side in 2001 gaining employment with Sloan Implement.  He is married and has two daughters.  His favorite part of  the job is starting machines in the field.

 

Jared Wheeler
Product Support, Assumption, IL

wheeler-Jared-150x150 Jared is from Marshall, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Technical Systems Management in May of 2012. He started with Sloan Implement in June of the same year.

 

Charlie Dulin
Product Support, Assumption, IL

[Description coming soon]

 

Matt Sweitzer
Product Support, Atwood, IL

Sweitzer-Matt-150x150Matt has been with Sloans since June of 2012. He graduated from the University of Illinois in May of 2012  with a bachelor’s in Technical Systems Management. Matt is originally from Marshall Illinois. He enjoys riding dirt bikes, shooting guns, helping out on the family farm, and hanging out with friends.

 

Conrad Meyer
Product Support, Cuba City, WI

conrad meyer Conrad has been working for Sloan Implement since January of 2017. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville in December of 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Business and an emphasis in Agricultural Engineering Technology. He grew up on a farm and also has a strong mechanical background. He enjoys being outdoors and doing things like four wheeling and snowmobiling.

 

Matt Dehlinger

Product Support, Effingham, IL

matt dehlinger Matt is from Olney, IL. He went to Olney Central College and then transferred to the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in Ag Economics. He started at Sloans in June 2012. He enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.

 

Taylor Gravel
Product Support, Lanark, IL

Taylor Gravel Taylor is from Bernard Iowa, has been working for Sloan Implement since January 2017. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in December of 2015 with Ag Geospatial Technology Degree. She likes spending time with friends and family.

 

Tony Mickley
Product Support, Fulton, IL

Tony Mickley [Description coming soon]

 

Keith Rehkemper
Product Support, Hamel, IL

Keith Rehkemper I have been with Sloan Implement since March of 2013. I attended the John Deere Tech program at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL starting the fall of 2011 and graduated the spring of 2013 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. I grew up with a farming and livestock background. Hobbies I enjoy – truck pulling, hunting, and working on my 4020. The best part of my job is helping fix customer’s problems and keep them efficient in what they do.

 

Brandon Funkhouser
Product Support, Havana, IL

DSC02308(mod) Brandon is from Petersburg, IL and has been working for Steven’s/Sloan Implement since 2010. He started working in delivery and setup and then transitioned to becoming a tech and currently the AMS/Product Support Specialist for the Havana Store. He has been in charge of the RTK Towers in the area for since 2011. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and sports.

 

Josh Zuck
Product Support, Lanark, IL

jzuck Josh has been working for Deere dealerships for the past 11 years.  He started working for Sloan Implement’s Lanark, Il location in 2011.  He is married with a 6 year daughter and a 19 month old son.  When is he not on the job, he likes to hunt, collect John Deere toys and go to farm toy shows. His favorite part of the job is when a customer calls to tell him how happy they are with their new Autotrac purchase.

 

Jake Pippin
Product Support, Litchfield, IL

Jake Pippin[Description coming soon]

 

Joe Brunker
Product Support, Monroe, WI

Joe has been working for a John Deere dealership for over 12 years. He started working for Sloan Implement in 2007 doing Product Support and AMS. His favorite part of his job is being in the field with customers when they use Autotrac or Sectional Control for the first time. He is married and has 3 boys. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with family, working outside on their property, hunting and fishing.

 

Shay Laager
Product Support, Petersburg, IL

Shay Laager Shay graduated from Athens High School then attended Lincoln Land Community college and Benedictine University. He has only been with Sloan Implement for a couple months now. His back ground is in seed corn genetics and precision ag. His hobbies are farming, spending time with family, and boating.

 

Lucas Benning
Product Support, Vandalia, IL

lucas-benningLucas is from Shobonier, IL He went to Lake Land College for 2 years and majored in Ag Business. After that he transferred to Illinois State University for 2 years and graduated with a degree in Crop and Soil Science/Ag Business. He worked in the parts department part time from 2004-2011 and started in the AMS department in May 2011. His hobbies include cruising in his Jeep, collecting farm toys and restoring pedal tractors.

 

Justin Bickel
Product Support, Virden, IL

jbickel Justin has worked for Sloan Implement for about 10 years. He has 3 children from the ages of 10 down to 4. The favorite part of his job is being able to be a part of the John Deere experience, from sales, service, and operation.

 

Josh Thornton
Product Support, White Hall, IL

Thornton-Josh1-150x150Josh is from Greenfield Illinois. He attended Lincoln Land Community College where he received an associates in Agriculture and then transferred to Western Illinois, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business and a Minor in Animal Science. He has been employed with Sloan Implement since August of 2011. He is also actively involved in his family’s farming operation which includes livestock and crop production.

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