Darrell Pankratz has been named CEO of PrairieLand Partners, Inc headquartered in Hutchinson, KS. He succeeds Doug Neufeld who chose to step down in early January.
After careful consideration and due diligence, the Board of Directors of PrairieLand selected Darrell Pankratz as the next CEO. Pankratz began his duties as CEO effective January 18th. Pankratz has served at PrairieLand as the Director of Sales for the past eight years. Prior to that, he was CEO of Pankratz Implement before it merged with Deer Trail Implement and Conrady Western to form PrairieLand Partners in 2008.
Doug Neufeld will continue with PrairieLand to assist in the CEO transition. He will coordinate the move of the McPherson store to its new location on I-135 prior to his retirement in early spring.
Pankratz said, “I have a great deal of appreciation for all Doug has done to make PrairieLand a leader in the equipment industry and the merging of three organizational cultures with the formation of PrairieLand. I look forward to working with a great bunch of people and appreciate the support Doug is providing through our transition.”
PrairieLand Partners Inc, is a John Deere dealership with nine locations in southcentral Kansas. The organization is a Forage Pro and Commercial Application dealer along with specializing in commercial worksite and turf products. PrairieLand features Honda and Stihl product lines along with their focus in agriculture equipment parts, sales, service and precision agriculture.