Iron Solutions, Inc., a Trimble company, announced the appointment of Craig L. Hiemstra to the position of Area Business Director for the company, following the departure this month of long-time CEO Darwin Melnyk.  Hiemstra joined Trimble in early 2016 and brings to Iron Solutions decades of experience in agriculture and, more specifically, the farm equipment sector.

Previously, Craig was Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at both FarmLink and Environmental Tillage Systems, where he helped engineer exponential revenue growth of over 400% in four years there.  During a decade with Monsanto, Hiemstra led North America business growth initiatives for Roundup herbicide derivatives and launched the international commercialization of Monsanto’s first biotechnology product, Lactropina (BST).

Iron Solutions recently announced new features in its Official Guides platform, including faster performance, an improved user interface, access from both desktop and mobile devices, visibility of historical values and integration with third-party software applications.  A new 5-Step Appraisal application, which will launch November 1st, will provide dealers with a mechanism to assure consistent used equipment valuations across their business and facilitate floor planning while delivering easy visibility to comparable units in the marketplace.  Other features will be announced over the next few months.

About Iron Solutions, Inc.

Iron Solutions, a Trimble Company, provides equipment valuations, market intelligence and a suite of integrated, cloud-based enterprise services for agricultural retailers, growers, financial institutions and agronomic advisors.  For over 50 years, Iron Solutions has been the leader in delivering the most comprehensive database of agricultural and construction equipment sales information via IRON Guides®. Other services include IRON HQ® and IRON Search®, a marketplace for buyers and sellers of agricultural and construction equipment.  The company is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee and has offices in Canada.

Source: Iron Solutions Press Release