Brandt exec named chairman of Agricultural Retailer Association
McArdle, who has served as the general manager of Brandt's retail agricultural division for 15 years, received the gavel from Harold Cooper, CEO of Premier Ag Co-Op, and will serve a one-year term as ARA chairman.
“I’m incredibly humbled to take on this role and I look forward to working with ARA to provide leadership for our industry,” McArdle said. “I see my job as helping our industry maintain our freedom to operate in a highly regulated environment.”
McArdle is also a member of the board of directors of the Agricultural Retailers Association, Fluid Fertilizer Foundation, Responsible Ag and AgGateway. He also serves on the Brandt board of directors.
“I heartily congratulate Tim,” Rick Brandt, president and CEO of Brandt, said. “This is a significant position of industry leadership. And in this time of uncertainty, the position is crucial for our future. We’re very proud to have Tim on the Brandt team and working for all of us in the industry.”
Before joining Brandt, McArdle was a partner and general manager of Trace Chemicals. McArdle grew up on a farm in south Alabama and received his master of science degree from Auburn University. He resides in Pekin, Illinois.