Gary Weihs

Managing PartnerHarlan, IA
Areas of Expertise

Ag Technology & Equipment, Animal Inputs & Production, Food & CPG, Renewables

About

Gary has exceptionally broad experience in both the food value chain and the renewables sector and brings that experience and passion for people to each conversation as he assesses candidates and works with clients.   

Gary’s ability to develop candidate profiles and make assessments comes from 15 years of global senior leadership experience from organizations Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, RDO Equipment, and ConAgra. This experience delivers to clients a strong slate of candidates.    
Gary holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Civil Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

Recent Placements & Food for Thought

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Motivating Factors in Attraction & Retention

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K&R partners with Global Institute for Food Security for search

This week, Benjamin Scott joined the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) as the organization’s Platform Lead, Engineering Biology. In his…

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Nuveen Natural Capital regional head placed by K&R

Nuveen Natural Capital appointed Kristina Hermanson as the Head of Asia Pacific and Africa to support the organization’s efforts in those…

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Leadership needs impact all predictions for animal ag industry in 2023

A number of K&R principals are set to attend the upcoming Animal Agtech Innovation Summit in March, including Jared Spader, Jon…

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K&R places CEO/Executive Director at Food Export Associations

Earlier this week, Brendan Wilson assumed his new role as Executive Director & CEO of both Food Export – Midwest and…

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K&R partners with SyAqua for successful CEO search

Earlier this month, SyAqua Group appointed Fred Kao as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. With a 20-year history in the…

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Technology, practices highlighted at Unconventional Ag

Recently, K&R Principals Gary Weihs and Lisa Johnson attended Unconventional Ag, formerly known as the Organic & Non-GMO Forum. The rebranded…

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The Importance of Diverse Leaders

Diversity is defined as the practice of including people from a range of different backgrounds and lifestyles. While this undoubtedly includes…

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Passion only part of the equation for successful food tech leaders

Managing Partner Michael Whitney represented the firm at FoodTech IL where critical conversations took place and cutting edge innovations were on…

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K&R places VP Process Engineering

New Jersey based baking company Damascus Bakeries welcomed Vince Pietrantonio to the organization earlier this month as its new Vice President…

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K&R Places CEO at Plant-Based Protein Company

Alternative and specialty protein space veteran Kip Underwood joined Burcon NutraScience Corporation, a global leader in plant-based proteins and ingredients technologies,…

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Tech, talent & trade key themes at AgTech NEXT

Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with leaders and innovators at the AgTech NEXT 2022 conference, where technology, talent, and…

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Industry Experts Making Connections

Our principals are active in the industries they serve and leverage their talent for our clients