Jefferson Hillman and Aaron Reid Promoted to Two Top Leadership Roles at J.D. Heiskell & Company
December 2, 2022
OMAHA, NE — J. D. Heiskell Holdings LLC announced today the promotion of a pair of senior managers to the two top leadership spots in the company. Effective December 1, 2022, current Chief Financial Officer Jefferson Hillman will become the enterprise’s Chief Executive Officer, and current Chief Operating Officer Aaron Reid will continue as COO while assuming the title of Company President. Hillman represents the 5th generation of family leadership to serve at the head of the 136 year-old firm.
Current CEO and President Ryan Pellett, who has held that position for nearly a dozen years, will become the company’s Vice President for Business Development.
“It has been a true honor to lead this company for the past decade,” Ryan Pellett said. “It was always my intention as a leader to leave things in a place of strength and in the hands of a talented and committed successor generation, and Aaron and Jeff certainly qualify in that regard.”
“Speaking as a shareholder, it’s gratifying to see another generation of family leadership come to the fore,” said Scot Hillman, Chairman of the Board for Heiskell Holdings and Jefferson’s father. “Jeff and Aaron are capable, caring leaders with diverse and complimentary skill sets who are admirably equipped to steward this company into the future.”
Both officers will domicile at the company’s offices at 17220 Wright Street in Omaha NE.
J.D. Heiskell Holdings LLC [dba J.D. Heiskell & Co.] (www.heiskell.com) is a privately-held, professionally-managed commodity trading and livestock feed manufacturing enterprise conducting business across the breadth of the continental United States, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim. Founded in 1886 and continuously owned since then by the Heiskell and Hillman families, the company was listed 114th among the top 250 privately-held companies in the United States by Forbes magazine (December 2021 issue)