Dan Fritsche Waukesha, Wisconsin daniel.fritsche@danisco.com Ruminant Key Account Manager, Danisco Animal Nutrition

Please describe your agricultural background.
I was raised on a Registered Guernsey dairy in New Ulm, Minnesota, Fritsche Farms, where I was involved with showing in 4-H and FFA and daily chores on the farm. I am still involved showing at regional and national shows as well as in the American Guernsey Association and the American Guernsey Youth Association as an advisor.

What education are you bringing with you to this position?
I graduated in 2006 from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Dairy Production with a minor in Ag Business.

What previous positions have you held?
After college, I was hired by Dairy Lab Services in Dubuque, Iowa, the DHIA Affiliate for Iowa and Illinois, as Meter Center and Field Support Manager.

What are your new responsibilities?
As a Ruminant Key Account Manager, I will be working with some of our company’s accounts in the dairy and beef industry doing technical sales and support for our Silage Inoculant and Direct Fed Microbial products.


What territory will you cover?
I will be covering the U.S. and parts of Canada.

What excites you most about working in your new role?
I am excited to put my education and skill to good use for Danisco Animal Nutrition, help our customers not only succeed but excel, and to improve the dairy industry with our hard work and outstanding products. I’ll also be able to see the country and visit new dairies with my travels around the U.S and Canada. I’m also based in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, which means I’ll be able to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Brewers at Miller Park this summer!

How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
As a Dairy Specialist with both my college education and first hand experience in dairy production, I can relate to dairy producers and their individual goals for their cows and operations. I not only sell our products, but I believe in them since they are used on my own family’s dairy.

What’s your best story from the first day on the job?
My first day was actually pretty mundane with the usual HR new hire paperwork, but I was excited to get settled in at my new desk which happened to be in a cubical which I share with a coworker who grew up in China, so it’s like our own cultural immersion program. I was worried at first about working with a new group of people, but everyone has been so welcoming that it already feels like home.

Why did you choose this company?
After the initial phone interviews and on-site interviews, I learned all about the company and I had always wanted to get into sales of dairy nutrition products and this seemed like a perfect fit for me.