Our Team

Spectrum Premium Non-GMO Seed Corn is led by a core team, passionate about providing premium non-gmo hybrids that will positively impact your bottom line.

Josh Richey

President and CEO

R.M.: 15 Years
Yield Leader with Broad Adaptability

  • Consistently high yields, with excellent quality
  • Broadly adaptable to handle any environment
  • Tall plant, with strong stalks and roots
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Stalk Strength
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Overall Health
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Degree in Economics and Psychology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.
  • Experience includes 5 years as Director of Seed Operations for Growmark, along with many other positions in the seed industry including VP of Sales, Operations Manager, etc…
  • Is originally from Michigantown, IN, where he still farms today.
  • He and his wife Ginger have three daughters, Natalee, Sophee, and Eleanor, and two dogs, Bruno and Willow.
  • Josh’s favorite fishing spot is… undisclosed.

Josh Richey

President and CEO

R.M.: 15 Years
Yield Leader with Broad Adaptability

  • Consistently high yields, with excellent quality
  • Broadly adaptable to handle any environment
  • Tall plant, with strong stalks and roots
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Stalk Strength
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Overall Health
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Degree in Economics and Psychology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.
  • Experience includes 5 years as Director of Seed Operations for Growmark, along with many other positions in the seed industry including VP of Sales, Operations Manager, etc…
  • Is originally from Michigantown, IN, where he still farms today.
  • He and his wife Ginger have three daughters, Natalee, Sophee, and Eleanor, and two dogs, Bruno and Willow.
  • Josh’s favorite fishing spot is… undisclosed.

Zach Martin

Director of Sales

R.M.: 7 Years
Proven Performance with Versatility

  • Lineup leading yields
  • Versatility to handle all conditions
  • Medium plant height, but can be a little weak in the stalks
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Stalk Strength
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Corn after Corn
  • Degree in Ag Sales and Marketing from Purdue University.
  • Most recently served as a Dealer Manager for Beck’s Hybrids, and prior to that had territory management roles with Nachurs Liquid Fertilizer and Crop Production Services.
  • Was born and raised in Lafayette, IN where he, his wife Audra, and their son Shiloh still reside today. They have two ridiculous looking mixed breed dogs, Nick and Norah.

Zach Martin

Director of Sales

R.M.: 7 Years
Proven Performance with Versatility

  • Lineup leading yields
  • Versatility to handle all conditions
  • Medium plant height, but can be a little weak in the stalks
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Stalk Strength
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Corn after Corn
  • Degree in Ag Sales and Marketing from Purdue University.
  • Most recently served as a Dealer Manager for Beck’s Hybrids, and prior to that had territory management roles with Nachurs Liquid Fertilizer and Crop Production Services.
  • Was born and raised in Lafayette, IN where he, his wife Audra, and their son Shiloh still reside today. They have two ridiculous looking mixed breed dogs, Nick and Norah.

Bill Gass

Director of Business Development

R.M.: 25+ Years
Consistent Results Across Every Acre

  • Excellent agronomic package with consistent results
  • Consistently high yields year in and year out
  • Makes a great foundational piece to any lineup
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Versatility
  • Test Weight
  • Stalk Strength
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from Souther Illinois University, and Master’s Degree from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.
  • Has an array of quality experience including time as the Director of Business Development for Good Day’s Work, the Strategic Call Center Lead for Yield 360, and the Marketing Lead for Fielder’s Choice.
  • Bill has been married to his wife Shari for 30 years, and they have two daughters, Caroline and Melissa.

Bill Gass

Director of Business Development

R.M.: 25+ Years
Consistent Results Across Every Acre

  • Excellent agronomic package with consistent results
  • Consistently high yields year in and year out
  • Makes a great foundational piece to any lineup
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Versatility
  • Test Weight
  • Stalk Strength
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from Souther Illinois University, and Master’s Degree from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.
  • Has an array of quality experience including time as the Director of Business Development for Good Day’s Work, the Strategic Call Center Lead for Yield 360, and the Marketing Lead for Fielder’s Choice.
  • Bill has been married to his wife Shari for 30 years, and they have two daughters, Caroline and Melissa.

Jeff Linn

Distribution and Sales Lead

R.M.: 9 Years
Exciting Yields with High Energy

  • Excellent high energy producer, driven by an impressive amount of coffee consumption
  • Overall great plant health
  • Provides unmatched yields in multiple environments
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Snack Resistance
  • Overall Health
  • No-Till Adapted
  • Jeff has a degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech State College.
  • He joined the Spectrum team in the Summer of 2016 after serving as the Distribution Specialist for Unity Seeds for 8 years, where he worked closely with the Spectrum Non-GMO lineup.
  • He and his son Noah reside in West Lafayette, IN.

Jeff Linn

Distribution and Sales Lead

R.M.: 9 Years
Exciting Yields with High Energy

  • Excellent high energy producer, driven by an impressive amount of coffee consumption
  • Overall great plant health
  • Provides unmatched yields in multiple environments
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Coffee Consumption
  • Snack Resistance
  • Overall Health
  • No-Till Adapted
  • Jeff has a degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech State College.
  • He joined the Spectrum team in the Summer of 2016 after serving as the Distribution Specialist for Unity Seeds for 8 years, where he worked closely with the Spectrum Non-GMO lineup.
  • He and his son Noah reside in West Lafayette, IN.

Brent Budreau

Seed Consultant

R.M.: 2 Years
Outstanding Early Vigor with Farm Winning Yields

  • A new addition to the lineup with a tremendous amount of high-yielding characteristics
  • Outstanding early vigor
  • Extremely healthy, with great water and nutrient efficiency
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Overall Health
  • Plant Height
  • Adaptability
  • Vigor
  • Brent majored in Agri-Business Management and minored in Crop Science at Purdue University, where he earned his degree in 2015.
  • His previous experience was in the Seed Production side of the business, where he spent 2 years as a Production Management Supervisor Trainee with Remington Seeds. Brent has also helped on his family farm in Benton County, Indiana for several years.
  • He and his wife Kelsey were married in July of 2016.

Brent Budreau

Seed Consultant

R.M.: 2 Years
Outstanding Early Vigor with Farm Winning Yields

  • A new addition to the lineup with a tremendous amount of high-yielding characteristics
  • Outstanding early vigor
  • Extremely healthy, with great water and nutrient efficiency
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Overall Health
  • Plant Height
  • Adaptability
  • Vigor
  • Brent majored in Agri-Business Management and minored in Crop Science at Purdue University, where he earned his degree in 2015.
  • His previous experience was in the Seed Production side of the business, where he spent 2 years as a Production Management Supervisor Trainee with Remington Seeds. Brent has also helped on his family farm in Benton County, Indiana for several years.
  • He and his wife Kelsey were married in July of 2016.

Whitney Brand

Seed Consultant

R.M.: 3 Years
Tremendous Early Performer

  • The latest addition to the Spectrum team, bringing many outstanding characteristics
  • Shows tremendous upside in a high yielding environment
  • Quick out of the gate and off to the races
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Vigor
  • Stalk Strength
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Narrow Rows
  • Earned a degree in Communication Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • Has previous experience in the insurance industry, where she spent the past two years working in a sales role.
  • Whitney and her fiancé Brady are engaged to be married in the Fall of 2017.

Whitney Brand

Seed Consultant

R.M.: 3 Years
Tremendous Early Performer

  • The latest addition to the Spectrum team, bringing many outstanding characteristics
  • Shows tremendous upside in a high yielding environment
  • Quick out of the gate and off to the races
  • Yield for Maturity
  • Vigor
  • Stalk Strength
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Narrow Rows
  • Earned a degree in Communication Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • Has previous experience in the insurance industry, where she spent the past two years working in a sales role.
  • Whitney and her fiancé Brady are engaged to be married in the Fall of 2017.

Which Non-GMO hybrids will work best on YOUR farm?

Contact our team and we will personally recommend hybrids that will produce the greatest yield based on your management practices. Give us a call now and our team will answer any questions you might have.

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