Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Josh Kruse enjoys the challenge of growing a new ag processing business in northwest Iowa, where he grew up. Josh also brings a wide range of hands-on experience with the startup and operation of various ag processing facilities.
Josh was introduced to agriculture at an early age while working with local farmers in his hometown of Ashton, IA. His soy crushing career began in 2000 in Sheldon, Iowa. Since then, he has held various leadership roles for a new soybean oil refinery in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; a new soybean crush facility in Aberdeen, South Dakota; and in Ithaca, Michigan, where he guided the startup and operation of a new soybean crush facility.
Prior to joining Platinum Crush, Josh served as an operations manager for a major soybean processing facility in Ohio. He looks forward to new opportunities with Platinum Crush to benefit area farmers and help the rural economy thrive.