Vice President and COO of Trupointe Cooperative, Inc., Gordon Wallace, will retire August 31, 2016 after 42 years in the agricultural industry.
Wallace began his career in 1974 with Clark Landmark, as an agronomy salesman, after graduation from The Ohio State University. He went on to be named general manager/CEO in 1985 of the same cooperative, with sales of $24M his first year. Over the next 25 years, Wallace would lead the cooperative as CEO through many changes including the 2000 merger of AgriUrban, AgTech, Clark Landmark and Clinton Landmark to become Southwest Landmark. In 2010, Wallace helped to lead a vision to bring Southwest Landmark and Advanced Agri-Solutions Cooperatives together to form Trupointe Cooperative, with sales of $496M. Wallace has served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trupointe.
“Our cooperative would not be where it is at today without the contributions made by Gordon. He has provided much leadership over the years and we wish him well in his retirement,” said John Lowry, Board Chairman.
“It has been a privilege for me to work in a great industry and with many good people for the past 42 years,” Wallace said.
Wallace has also played an active part in the agricultural industry; serving on the Board of Cooperative Business International, the Board of the Cooperative Pension and Savings Plans, the Vice President’s Advisory Board for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, and serving as a past chairman of The Ohio AgriBusiness Association.