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Genex Employees Recognized with Mission Awards

SHAWANO, Wis.— Genex Cooperative, Inc. has announced the 2015 employee mission award winners. Gail Rippe of Indianola, Nebraska, Peter Lauthen of Hawley, Minnesota, and Jeff Jahnke of Abrams, Wisconsin, are individuals who excel in meeting the cooperative's mission of being the global leader delivering excellence, innovation and value to members and customers as a strong cooperative.


Rippe has developed his service and leadership skills within his two years with Genex. he started as a Territory Sales Manager in December 2013 and quickly earned his current role as Beef Area Marketing Manager in the fall of 2014. Rippe continuously works on improving his area through recruiting, training and developing Independent Contractors. He is well respected for his professionalism and knowledge of the A.I. industry. Rippe serves Genex members and customers in Nebraska and Iowa.


Lauthen joined Genex in January 2001 and has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the cooperative and local producers. He works as a Territory Sales Manager operating a sales route that covers North Dakota, northern South Dakota, and northwest and west central Minnesota. Lauthen consistently gives 100% effort to every member and customer and always keeps a positive attitude, according to his Dairy Area Marketing Manager, Devin Sumption. 


Jahnke began his Genex career in February 2003 and has always represented Genex with pride. "He is second-to-none in communicating effectively and providing a variety of services to customers and members," states Joel Delzer, Dairy Area Marketing Manager. Jahnke excels in his ability to understand producers and works well with his teammates. Jahnke serves as a Reproductive Program Senior Technician in northeast Wisconsin.

About Genex
Genex Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services to members and customers across the U.S. This is accomplished through 950 dedicated employees working in three product and service segments: cattle genetics and reproduction, livestock marketing, and milking and farmstead equipment. Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International. Learn more at