December 2004 - After almost 20 years working in "Corporate America", Dave decided it was time to strike out on his own, and Moving Parts was born. Using his vast experience in the food business as a solid base, he built a company that focuses on helping food companies and their customers develop and deploy strategies to manage their commodity risks.
November 2006 - Scott Custard joins the company.
December 2007 - Melissa Brandquist joins the company.
July 2009 - Moving Parts moves their world headquarters to 147th & F Streets in Omaha, NE.
September 2010 - Dan Wooldridge joins the company.
Moving Parts has built a solid reputation by helping food companies of all sizes manage their margins. Costs for commodity raw materials can be quite volatile, and often that variability cannot be passed on to the consumer. This leaves the manufacturer to bear the brunt of price risk. There are many ways to minimize that risk and it is our job to identify it, and assist our clients in developing the proper strategies to mitigating that risk and maximizing their margins.
We rely on a proven process and disciplined approach to margin management to develop our strategies – NOT our market opinion. Certainly, our years of knowledge and experience in the commodity arena lends itself well to the task. But it tells us only how to put strategies in place – NOT when.
Process & Discipline!
*com·mod·i·ty risk man·age·ment \ (noun):
1) a disciplined approach to preserving business/product margins through a proven process. *from the Moving Parts, LLC dictionary
Our definition of CRM boils down to two words: process & discipline. All customers are different, with various price risks, and margin requirements. And we offer customized support, service and strategy to our customers. But in order to provide effective assistance to all manners of clients, we utilize a proven process. It starts with understanding all aspects of a customer’s risk profile, then follows with their priorities and goals, and finishes with strategic and tactical recommendations. Once a strategy is set, we stick to the plan, but also have the discipline to revisit the plan on a regular basis to determine future action, if any at all.
Dave Reeble - Dave is the founder of Moving Parts, L.L.C. He grew up in Illinois, and graduated from Millikin University. During his 25 years of experience working in the commodity food business, he has worked in grain and grain products, trading, refined vegetable oils, risk management and procurement of commodity products for ADM, Pillsbury, AGP and most recently ConAgra Foods.
Scott Custard - Scott is a native Nebraskan and graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He has 20 years of commodity related work experience, primarily in the food business, working for AGP and ConAgra Foods. With a background in wheat flour and vegetable oil, most of his career has been in sales, serving as account manager to some of the largest foodservice customers in the country.
Melissa Brandquist - Melissa is also a native Nebraskan, and is a graduate of the University of Phoenix. She has over 20 years of experience working in the food industry, primarily with ConAgra Foods. Her well rounded career has included customer service, logistics and transportation, purchasing, and sales. Melissa keeps Dave and Scott in line, in addition to numerous duties for Moving Parts.
Dan Wooldridge - Dan is an Iowa farm boy and a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. With 29 years of experience in the agricultural commodity processing and food ingredients industries, he has worked for A.E. Staley/Tate & Lyle, Kelco Division of Merck Pharmaceutical (now CPKelco), Ag Processing Inc, Francis-Mustoe, and ConAgra Foods in a variety of sales, IT, and procurement/supply chain roles. His experience has covered fats and oils, corn sweeteners, wheat flour, dehydrated vegetables, spices, seasoning blends, and soy proteins/texturants.