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Dave Dell Named Outstanding Alumnus by Penn State College of Ag Sciences
Dell earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural mechanization from Penn State in 1976. He is currently the global marketing and sales director for the Brock Grain Systems division of CTB Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, where he has been responsible for developing strategic marketing plans, guiding product development and managing worldwide distribution channels since joining the company in 2013.
Holding several senior-level agricultural marketing and sales positions throughout his career, Dell has earned a reputation for his strong leadership skills and solid business experience, which he has applied in several industry segments. He has volunteered in leadership roles and board of director positions for a variety of community groups, business organizations and educational institutions. He is a past director of the Lancaster County Agriculture Council and spent several years serving on the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry's agriculture committee and the Lancaster County Penn State Extension board of directors.
Dell's agricultural career began during his youth on his family's central Pennsylvania dairy farm, and following his college studies, he went on to work for CNH America LLC in New Holland, Pennsylvania. During his 31 years with the agricultural and construction machinery company, he served in service, sales, marketing and product development, rising to the role of senior director of product marketing.
In 2007, Dell assumed the role of vice president of sales and marketing for Wenger Feeds LLC, overseeing marketing and product design for the company's feed and agricultural services for the poultry and swine industries. He went on to serve Lebanon Seaboard Corp. as a marketing and business development director in 2011, before beginning his current role at Brock Grain Systems.
Dell is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association, has conducted guest lectures for students and has served on the college's Ag Alumni Society board of directors. In recognition of his service and contributions, he was inducted into the college's Armsby Honor Society and was honored as a member of the Penn State President's Club.