Energy

Bob Virnig

Sales Manager
320-630-9549

Bob Virnig started with Federated Co-ops, Inc. in May 2004 as Area Sales Manager. He served as General Manager of Buckman Co-op, of Sunrise Ag Co-operative and as Sales Manager at Northwestern Supply Company.

Bobby Nelson

Propane Transportation
763-689-1751

Bobby Nelson is the Cambridge Propane Location Manager, M.I.K. Trucking Manager and Rail Coordinator. He started with Federated Co-ops, Inc. in 1987 in the Cambridge service department. Bobby advanced to Plant Manager and then to Propane Operations Manager. He left Federated in 2000 and returned in 2002 to manage the Osceola/Scandia propane locations. Prior to working at Federated, Bobby worked for Kluck Oil and Gas setting tanks, performing service work and delivering propane and fuel. Bobby attended Moorehead State University and St. Cloud State University. He also was on the board of directors of the Minnesota Propane Gas Association.

Brian DeVries

Bulk Fuels Division & MIK Liquid Fuels Transportation Manager/Ogilvie Location Manager
320-272-4712

Brian DeVries manages the Bulk Fuels division out of Ogilvie and the MIK Liquid Fuels Transportation. He started with Federated Co-ops, Inc. in 2004. Prior to this, Brian was involved in the auto repair business with his wife and also in the gasoline station business prior to farming full time. He received an agri-business degree from North Hennepin Vo-tech. Brian still continues to carry out some farming activities in his spare time.

Brian Stolt

Cambridge Propane and Rail Manager
320-629-7435

Brian Stolt manages the Pine City propane location, starting here in 1996. He began his propane career as a delivery driver in 1989 and then managed a local propane location for a local co-op in 1992. Prior to his propane career, Brian worked construction, hauled canned milk and grew up working on a diary farm.

Corey Nelson

Princeton, Little Falls, Ironton, Brainerd & Buckman Propane Location Manager
763-389-2582

Corey Nelson is the propane location manager at Princeton, Buckman and Little Falls. Corey followed his father’s footsteps as a Federated Co-ops, Inc. employee by taking over his father’s propane route in 1979. He also performed a variety of duties such as tank setting, service repair and heating equipment installation. Corey started with the management team in the mid 1990’s and grew with the company through mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his employment with Federated Co-ops, Inc., Corey worked in the construction and farming industries.

Dan Davidson

Ironton, Kettle River, McGregor, & Meadowlands Propane Location Manager
218-273-4850

Dan Davidson the propane location manager for Ironton, Kettle River, McGregor and Meadowlands. He started with the merged partner C.A.P. Propane Plus in 1989 as a part time employee painting tanks. In 1992 Dan started full time in the HVAC department and became location manager in 2007. He attended Vermillion Community College for two years studying aviation and currently holds a pilots license.

Erik Chambers

Gordon & Danbury Propane Location Manager
715-551-7572

Erik Chambers is the Manager of the Gordon and Danbury locations. Erik was born and raised in the Hayward Wisconsin area. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his time in the Air Force he worked in fuels distribution. After 4 years of active duty Erik continued working for the Air Force as a civilian contractor in southern California. In 2006, after 4 years as a contractor, Erik moved back to his hometown in Hayward Wisconsin and began delivering bulk fuels and propane for a local cooperative. In 2014, Erik joined the Federated Co-ops Management team.

Ginny Frokjer

Osceola Propane location Manager
715-294-3357

Ginny Frokjer is the propane location manager at our Osceola Wisconsin location. Ginny grew up in the St. Croix Falls area, after High School she earned a degree in Office Administration from Dakota County Technical College. She began her propane career in 1994, joining our Federated Co-ops team in 2005. Living in the area combined with 21 years in the propane industry gives Ginny a unique insight into the needs of our propane customers. Ginny’s hobbies include fishing, photography and building furniture.

Jim Gutzwiller

Mora, Glen & McGrath Propane Location Manager
320-679-1166

Jim Gutzwiller manages the Mora, Glen and McGrath propane plants. Jim started his career with Federated Co-ops, Inc. in 1986 as a driver in St. Michael and managed the St. Michael plant before coming to his current location in 1993. Jim previously worked in a feed store in Rogers, MN. He also serves as a supervisor on the Knife Lake Town Board.

Mark Grave

Propane Operations Manager
218-273-4850

Mark Grave is the Propane Operations Manager. Mark started with merged partner CAP Propane Plus in 1996 as service manager, became the propane department manager of merged partner CAP-Trico in 2000, and the Propane Operations Manager of Federated Co-ops in 2007. He holds a degree in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from Northwest Iowa Technical College. Mark is a member of the Advisory Committee of Hibbing Community College RHAA program and a Captain of the Kettle River Volunteer Fire Department. Prior to working with Federated, Mark was a serviceman for Thermogas performing appliance and corn dryer repair, tank setting, and propane delivery.

Paul Korhonen

Cloquet & Two Harbors Propane Location Manager
218-879-4626
Paul Korhonen is the location manager for Cloquet and Two Harbors  plants. He started his Federated career with CAP Propane Plus in 1997 as a  general laborer. In 1998 Paul became a propane driver and location manager in 2014.
 

Scott Kemen

Rock Creek & Sandstone Propane Location Manager
320-372-0813

Scott Kemen is the Manager of the Rock Creek and Sandstone Locations. Scott was born and raised in the Pine City area on a small dairy farm. He worked in retail management right out of high schoola nd then moved on to St. Cloud Tech for HVAC training in 1995. From there he worked in the trade fixing furnaces and air conditioning equipment. In 2001 he started his own business in HVAC. In 2011, Scott joined Federated Co-ops doing service work and tank setting. In 2014, Scott joined Federated Co-ops Management team.

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