CARVER, DAKOTA COUNTIES, MN – As Mid-County Coop’s new energy sales representative, Jim Walker of Lakeville is “energetic” about serving the fuels, lubricants, and propane delivery needs of Cologne and the surrounding area.
“I’ve been meeting farmers and commercial customers, and I’m looking forward to working with them,” said Walker, whose first day was Aug. 14.
Walker has 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, and is a certified commercial and industrial petroleum products specialist. At Mid-County Coop, his job involves enhancing marketing efforts and attending to sales needs of the energy division.
“Mid-County Coop has a very personable group of people,” Walker said. “When I walked in, I felt like I was home. I’m already making some great friends who share similar interests.”
One of Walker’s interests is fishing in “both soft and hard water,” i.e. summer fishing and ice fishing. An avid outdoorsman, Walker also enjoys waterfowl hunting, golf, and hockey, and he serves as a coach for youth hockey in Lakeville.
When he’s not on the move, Walker can be found reading – usually something by Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, or James Patterson – or spending time with his family.
“I am married to Tammy Walker, and we have two awesome children: Emily, 13; and Josh, 11,” Walker noted. “We’re building a new home in Lakeville.”
Walker is looking forward to helping Mid-County Coop’s energy department continue to grow. The company was founded in 1935 as a petroleum product supplier for the Carver County area, and today, it serves multiple counties with a convenience store, complete agronomy division, energy department with fuels, lubricants, and propane delivery service; and an auto, truck and tire repair center.
To learn more about Mid-County Coop, go to www.midcountycoop.com or call 888-466-3700.