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Since being promoted to sales manager in 2016, Joe has assisted John Vranizan in managing one of North America’s largest wholesale building material companies, with 33 active traders and a goal of 44 active traders by 2020. He actively promotes AIFP’s value of growth through relationships.
Joe joined AIFP in 1996 as a cedar trader. From 1996 to 2017, he was recognized with Forest City Trading Group’s Gold Circle level of trading excellence honors 14 times and received Platinum Circle trading honor 1 year, trading cedar, dimension lumber, industrial products and panels.
Joe served in the U.S. Air Force from 1984-1988 as a Systems Analyst. Upon completion of his enlistment he was the IT manager for Western International Forest Products from 1988 to 1989. After the death of his father, he returned to the family dairy farm and managed it with his brother through 1995. He has been with AIFP ever since.
Joe and his wife Tammy have five children; Joel, Alison, Zachary, Callan, Kelly, and eight grandchildren.
When he’s not at work, Joe enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, and raising horses, cattle and chickens with his wife on their small farm in La Center, Washington. He also enjoys wood working, camping, and muscle cars.
We balance hard work and play. With exceptional employee retention and a people first approach, we keep our staff happy and engaged.
Some of my favorite things about working at AIFP are that I enjoy the trading partners that I work with every day, and the fact that my paycheck is based on how hard that I am willing to work.Jeff Hoggard Trader
Commodity trading is the coolest, old-school, person-to-person, make-deals business out there. It’s professional, personal, and requires a level of ease with people. It’s both challenging and rewarding.Nick Klohs Trader