Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Trading

Anthony Adams

President/CEO

Anthony Adams

Since starting at Meat Commodities in 1990, Anthony has been instrumental in the company’s shift from a regional beef brokerage company to a diversified trading company handling beef, pork, and poultry. In 2003, under his direction, Meat Commodities established MCT Transportation, LLC to aid with the company’s diversification. Anthony is involved in all day to day trading activities and is responsible for all facets of the business. Anthony graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989.

Brian Eamer

VP of Sales

Brian Eamer

brian@meat-comm.com

Brian has been with Meat Commodities since 1992, making him the second longest tenured team member. As VP of Sales, one of his daily responsibilities is managing daily trading and sales. His 30+ years of experience in the industry provides valuable input in the company’s decisions regarding future growth and opportunities. Brian previously worked many different roles at Canada Packers, including Plant Manager at their Moose Jaw plant, and received his degree from the University of P.E.I.

Tony Oneka

Trader

Tony Oneka

Tony joined Meat Commodities in 2004 tasked with spearheading the company’s growth in the Pork Sector of the business. After graduating from Doane College, he gained his experience as VP of Procurement and Logistics at Cook Family Foods, which then transitioned into a position responsible for buying hams and pork trim for ConAgra.

Rod Hessenius

Trader

Rod Hessenius

Rod brings 30+ years of experience to Meat Commodities, previously managing sales at PM Beef Plant in Windom, Minnesota and as GM of Dakota Packing. Since joining Meat Commodities in 2010, he has been heavily involved in all trading and lends his vast expertise in sales and production to assist team efforts.

Robby Hessenius

Trader

Robby Hessenius

Robby joined Meat Commodities in 2015 after managing several Hertz car rental locations throughout the US. He is a graduate of Loras College, where he was a member of the wrestling team. Robby has been instrumental in developing relationships and exploring new business opportunities including Meat Commodities venture into Pet Food business.

Aaron Klimchuk

Trader

Aaron Klimchuk

Aaron, originally from New York, graduated in 2014 from Denison University, where he played four years of Varsity Golf. After graduating, Aaron moved back home to work at Yelp Inc in Manhattan. In 2016, Aaron decided to leave New York to pursue a career in Asheville at Meat Commodities. Aaron’s outgoing personality has allowed him to quickly develop strong relationships in the industry in addition to pursuing new business opportunities for the company.

Scott Bunday

Trader

Scott Bunday

Scott, who joined Meat Commodities in 2017, is the newest team member at Meat Commodities. Previously, he was responsible for trim sales at JBS and Packerland. His expertise from this position offers the company a different skillset and insight from the perspective of a major packer. Scott is truly a people person, which allows him to grow and maintain strong relationships with industry partners.

Transportation

Duane Reese

VP of Transportation

Duane Reese

duane@meat-comm.com

  • With MCT Transportation since 2003
  • Responsible for daily freight brokerage business
  • Previous Industry experience as Operations Manager for Reco Transportation Co.
  • Industry experience of 30 plus years

Travis Engeman

Transportation Manager

Travis Engeman

travis@meat-comm.com

  • With MCT Transportation since 2011
  • Involved in daily freight brokerage business
  • Previous Industry experience as Traffic Manager for PM Beef Holding, LLC
  • Industry experience for 14 plus years

Amanda Barker

Transportation Broker

Amanda Barker

amanda@meat-comm.com

  • With MCT Transportation since 2013
  • Involved in daily freight brokerage business
  • Industry experience in customer services & freight brokerage for 10 plus years

Nancy Thompson

Transportation Division

Nancy Thompson

nancy@meat-comm.com

  • With MCT Transportation since 2007
  • Involved in daily processing of all MCT Transportation transactions
  • Attended McDowell Technical Community College

Nicole Grindstaff

Transportation Broker

Nicole Grindstaff

Transportation Broker

  • With MCT Transportation since 2017.
  • Involved in daily freight brokerage business.
  • Previous industry experience of 11 years in customer service & sales.

Margo Matthews

Transportation Division

Margo Matthews

Margom@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2016
  • Involved in daily processing of all MCT Transportation transactions.
  • Graduated from Guilford College

Quality Assurance

Jasminn Bradford

Quality Assurance

Jasminn Bradford

jasminn@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2000
  • Responsible for Quality Control and Assurance
  • Experienced in GFSI which includes SQF & BRC
  • Maintains all HACCP documents related to our vendors and customers
  • Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville
  • Industry experience of 15 plus years

Shanda Martens

Claims Coordinator

Shanda Martens

shanda@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2006
  • Responsible for Claims and Scheduling
  • Supports Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville
  • Industry experience of 9 plus years

Sequoya Moore

Logistics Coordinator

Sequoya Moore

  • With Meat Commodities since 2018.
  • Responsible for tracking, scheduling, and confirming load deliveries.
  • Graduated from West Virginia University in 2013.

Accounting & Support Staff

Jennifer Mann

Trading Division

Jennifer Mann

jennifer@meat-comm.com

  • With MCT Transportation since 2013
  • Involved in processing of all MCT Transportation transactions
  • Graduated from Post University

Erica Crosby

Trading Division

Erica Crosby

Ericac@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2016
  • Involved in daily processing of all Trade transactions
  • Graduated from University of North Carolina- Asheville

Jessi Engeman

Trading Division

Jessi Engeman

jessi@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2011
  • Involved in daily processing of all Trade transactions
  • Attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Janie Vance

Trading Division

Janie Vance

janie@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2015
  • Involved in daily processing of all Trade transactions
  • Attended McDowell Technical Community College

Craig Weitzel

Trading Division

Craig Weitzel

  • With Meat Commodities since 2017.
  • Involved in daily processing of all Trade transactions.
  • Graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2008.

Sara Boucakis

Trading Division

Sara Boucakis

sara@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2011
  • Involved in daily processing of all Trade transactions
  • Graduated from Mars Hill College

Angie Ball

Reception/IT

Angie Ball

angie@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 1998
  • Main receptionist and supports office IT administration
  • Attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Finance

Andrew Gibson

VP of Finance

Andrew Gibson

andrew@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2016
  • Responsible for financial management, human resources and office administration
  • Graduated from Brock University (St. Catherines, ON) in 1998
  • CPA with 20 years experience in finance, sales management and strategic planning

Kristin Cooper

Financial and Credit Analyst

Kristin Cooper

kristin@meat-comm.com

  • With Meat Commodities since 2004
  • Involved in daily general accounting, credit and payroll administration
  • Graduated from University of North Carolina-Asheville

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