Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS) today announced the appointment of Jerry Kuckelman as President and Chief Executive Officer replacing Lee Borck who will remain with the Company as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Kuckelman joined ILS in early 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. Jerry began his professional career as a cattle buyer for IBP (now Tyson). His working knowledge of cattle quickly transitioned into a 31-year career in Feed Yard Management, where he distinguished himself as one of the premier Managers in the Industry.
“ILS is very fortunate to have a person with Jerry’s experience and cattle knowledge in our organization who understands our culture. He is the right person for ILS and is very capable of leading the Company into their future growth initiatives. His track record of success in the cattle industry is very impressive,” commented Lee Borck, Chairman.
A native of Baileyville, Jerry and his wife Linda have three daughters and enjoy attending Kansas State University Sporting events. They currently reside in Manhattan.