Meet The Team

Ben Ekern

Midwest Territory Manager

Ben, Calf-Tel’s Midwest Territory Manager, holds a Bachelor of Science-Animal and Plant Systems from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Previously, he came from Accelerated Genetics where he was an award-winning District Sales Manager in Minnesota. Ben has now been with Calf-Tel for four years and was named Calf-Tel’s Top Seller in 2020.

Bernd Kleiner

Business Development Manager – Europe

Bernd has been with Calf-Tel for 17 years and is an expert in his field. He manages the European branch, heading the business development, trading, and sales out of Germany and for wider Europe. He studied Applied Sciences at the University of Nuertingen specializing in the agriculture business, animal housing and nutrition gaining a “Diplom Ingenieur” degree.

Gary Day

Pacific Northwest Territory Manager

As a youngster, Gary was active in 4-H and FFA. Gary continued on to complete animal science/pre-vet and rangeland management studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In addition to his education, Gary has experience as a HSDA meat inspector, cattle producer and livestock equipment sales representative.

Kelly Driver

Eastern US & Canada Territory Manager

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Technology in Ag Business from State University of New York at Cobleskill as well as her MBA from LeMoynes College in Syracuse, New York. In addition to her education, Kelly raises her own dairy calves and replacement heifers. Kelly has been with Calf-Tel for four years with ten years of previous experience in the professional dairy industry.

Melissa Roden

Sales Administrator

Having grown up on a 50-cow registered herd farm in West Bend, WI where she assisted with calf and livestock management, Melissa brings with her a lifetime of dairy experience. Melissa now owns and helps run Roden Echo Valley, LLC in Trenton, Wisconsin alongside her husband and family. Melissa has been with Calf-Tel for 7 years.

Tomasz Kazmierczak

Eastern European Territory Manager

Tomasz brings with him 25 years of experience in international agriculture. He completed studies at Poznań University of Life Sciences, Department of Animal Husbandry, Poznań, Poland, where he gained his Master’s Degree and went on to complete postgraduate studies in Marketing. Tomasz has been with Calf-Tel for 3 years.

Travis Cook

Southwest Territory Manager

Travis is no stranger to agriculture. In fact, he’s been involved in production agriculture his whole life. He grew up in Wheeler, Texas on a small farm/ranch and continued on to receive his BS in Animal Science and MS in Meat Science from Texas Tech University. Travis has been married for 27 years to his high school sweetheart and has two sons.

Xavier Avila

Western Territory Manager

Xavier, a lifelong dairyman, is Calf-Tel’s Western Territory Manager. Residing in Tulare, California, Xavier owns his own dairy and actively plays a role in the California dairy community. In addition to his background in operations and genetics, he is also a corporate board member of Land O’Lakes and has served as Chairman of the California Dairy Campaign among other accomplishments.
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