Chairman of the Board
Joined Demco in1964.
I am the second generation in our family owned business. In the course of 50 years, it's been exciting to see Demco grow from just 10 employees to over 300 employees. I'm enjoying my current role of consulting the 3rd generation.
Joined Demco in 1988.
I started working at Demco in 1988. However, being 3rd generation, Demco has always been a part of my life. I feel very blessed to have worked side by side with my father in our family business. I'm very passionate about innovation in all the industries we serve. By surrounding myself with great people I will continue the strong tradition set before me.
Kevin Ten Haken
Executive Vice President & Cost Accounting / Purchasing
Joined Demco in 1986.
I graduated from Minnesota State University (formerly Mankato State University), BS in Finance/Mgmt. I initially worked at Citibank NA in Sioux Falls prior to coming to Demco. I have been at Demco since 1986 and have been involved in a number of roles prior to being in my current position of Executive VP. My wife Kim and I have four wonderful children. I am actively involved in a number of non-profit organizations in addition to my church. I enjoy time spent with family, grandparenting and when time permits, golf, motorcycling, beekeeping and gardening, etc.
Joined Demco in 1998
AG Territory manager for Southwest Minnesota, South Dakota, and Northern Nebraska. After four years on the territory he came into the office on a fulltime basis as the VP of sales / marketing.
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Demco in 2014.
As Chief Financial Officer, Matthew joined the Demco/Maurer team in May 2014. He has over 25 years of experience in both public and private industry accounting. Matthew has experienced success in many area of corporate accounting including: financial and cost accounting, financial statement preparation, treasury management, process improvement, federal and state taxes, and budgeting.
Benji Vande Griend
Director of Sales
Joined Demco/Maurer in 2010
Born and raised in Northwest Iowa on a farm. Then into various professional positions in his early career has prepared Benji as the perfect fit for our AG products sales manager. From the very first day Benji has fit into the Demco team always working with each and every team member for the greater good of all. Benji can be found at many industry events across North America working with our dealers, distributors, sales representatives, and co-workers.
Director of Engineering
Joined Demco in 1989
Born and raised in northwest Iowa has allowed me the opportunity to become familiar with the community, the people and Demco as a company. Having worked at Demco for several years has given me an appreciation for the integrity and values that represent this company. Working in various roles at Demco from production, sales, managing the printing department and into my current role as Director of Engineering. The broad range of experience at Demco has developed my skills in process improvement and managing people. I really enjoy helping team members through challenging situations and watching our team members grow as a result of these challenges. To me it is very satisfying to help our team find solutions to situations and help improve our processes as a result of team members working together to improve our products and in developing new products. The results are developing a strong team with the vision of moving Demco forward into the future for our customers, our team members, and our community.
Spencer Plant Manager
Born and raised on a farm in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. From home on to college prior to working on a farm for 12-years as general labor. Many skills were gained through the farm upbringing, then on to the farm-labor experience. This experience has given John a strong background for coming into the company team. Starting on the welding floor, then to other departments, such as warehouse, fabrication and painting. Now in the role of plant manager for the Spencer facility, with a seat on the Demco management team. The broad base of experience John brings to the team is very insightful and hands on. John has the ability to see things from a very objective point of view, which is very good for us in leading Demco forward.