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Who is Centre State Exports?

Jeff Voigt, Managing Director

Jeff has always been involved in agriculture. From a farm in Horsham, he moved to South Australia to study agriculture at the University of Adelaide. Since graduating in the mid 1980s, Jeff spent 10 years as a farm adviser in agronomy, both with Primary Industries and Resources SA and BL Lange and Co rural merchandise company on Yorke Peninsula. He then moved to the position of Manager Sales and Marketing for BL Lange & Co before being appointed IAMA’s national leader of agronomic services. Jeff joined Centre State in the mid 1990s and has worked hands on in the business since then, overseeing the growth of the company to what it is today. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the overall business as well as being involved in day to day operations, with a particular focus on trading and risk management. Jeff is a shareholder and Director on the Centre State Exports Board.
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Ben Lange, Commodity Trader

Ben grew up in the family Yorke Peninsula agribusiness and on finishing school, moved into rural merchandise like his father and grandfather before him. He has worked for Centre State Exports since its inception and is involved in every aspect of the business, with particular focus on managing the sales and container part of the business. Ben’s many years in the business has seen him establish a substantial network of reliable local and international buyers that he works with to secure the best return for growers' grain. Although a keen fisherman, with 5 young children Ben now spends more time in the playground than the boat when visiting his favourite holiday spot at Balgowan on Yorke Peninsula.
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Paul Lange, Grower Services Manager

Like his older brother Ben, Paul grew up living and breathing the family agribusiness on Yorke Peninsula, and then studied at Roseworthy Agricultural College after boarding at Sacred Heart College in Adelaide. Having worked in a range of agriculture related jobs, Paul joined Centre State Exports in 2001 as the ‘link man’ on the road, calling on clients and making sure the company is in tune with the needs of grain producers. Paul’s knowledge and experience has developed over the years and he is now in charge of all things related to grower services. Paul’s greatest asset is his empathy with growers and his commitment to the highest possible level of customer service. He firmly believes that he has to earn the business of all his clients and this is reflected in the standards that he sets for both himself and his co-workers around him.
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Dan Martens, Grower Services

Dan joined the Centre State grower services team in 2011 and has 20 years’ experience in the South Australian grain industry. Raised in the South East of South Australia Dan commenced his career working in the family grain business as a grower services officer providing contract and market information to growers. Dan then spent 10 years working as a commodities broker in Adelaide with Teague Australia. In this time he gained vast knowledge of the grain industry supply chain across Australia, brokering a range of crops including all pulses, wheat, barley, canola and cotton seed. Dan’s understanding and affinity with South Australian agriculture and the South Australian farmer makes him a key member of the Centre State grower services team and a major contributor to the high level of customer service you can rely upon from Centre State. In his role you will see Dan out and about across the State visiting on farm and at field days along with being a friendly voice on the phone over harvest. Outside of work Dan’s interests other than his young family include being a Melbourne Demons supporter, an Adelaide 36ers fan and the occasional golfer.
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Henry Voigt, Grower Services

Born on Yorke Peninsula, Henry moved to Adelaide at a young age with his family. Being the son of Centre State’s Managing Director Jeff, Henry has grown up in and around the Centre State business. In 2015 an opportunity arose for Henry to join the Centre State Grower Services Team and combine this with studying for his Business degree at the University of SA. From a young age Henry has been helping out at the YP and EP Field days and working in the Centre State Office during harvests. Under the guidance of Paul Lange, Henry has developed a good understanding of farming and grain marketing, and what is required to deliver the high level of customer service our farmers have come to expect from Centre State. In his role you will see Henry out and about at field days, crop walks etc and he is another friendly voice on the phone when you call the office. Outside of work and study, Henry is a keen and talented sportsman having represented South Australia in both junior football and cricket. Now focussed on football, Henry made his SANFL league debut for Sturt in 2016.
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Richard Watts, Trade Assistant

Richard has 20 years’ experience in the grain industry in South Australia, having originally started with The Australian Barley Board back in 1996 & then continued working with ABB Grain Ltd and Viterra. After starting in ABB’s Grower Services, Richard’s experience has been in Credit, Grain Marketing Administration & Domestic Logistics. Richard joined Centre State in Feb 2015 and is responsible for executing our Container Packing Program, as well as coordinating domestic deliveries into end-users. Although a Carlton supporter, pre-AFL days, Richard also follows the Crows and the Mighty Double Blues.
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Carolyn Crisford, Office Manager / Contracts Administrator

With over 15 years’ experience in finance and administration, Carolyn joined Centre State in July 2014 as the Office Manager. Carolyn is responsible for the IT and administration section of the business. Carolyn has also recently taken on a role in the commodity and contracts administration department, ensuring your grain is received, processed and paid for promptly as well as processing our sales transactions. Unlike the rest of the Centre State team who are Crows Supporters, Carolyn is a loyal Power supporter. Outside of the office Carolyn and her Partner are kept busy with their young son.
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Training and Professional Development

Centre State Exports is committed to the ongoing professional development of staff. Team members have undertaken various training/study programs including Grain Trade Australia accredited courses covering all aspects of the grain trade such as contract terms and conditions, trade rules, quality standards, understanding grain markets.