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Published December 27, 2011, 07:04 PM

Kasper joins Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative

Richard J. Kasper of Fargo, N.D., has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer for Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, N.D.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

FARGO, N.D. — Richard J. Kasper of Fargo, N.D., has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer for Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, N.D. The announcement was concurrent with the official announcement of the retirement of Steven M. Caspers, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Kasper previously was president and chief operations officer for Global Electric Motorcars by Polaris, Fargo, N.D. He joined GEM in 1999 and initially was executive vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining GEM, Kasper spent 11 years with the Jack Kent Cooke Organization, which included responsibilities as CFO for the Los Angeles Daily News.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Among other things, he is a member of the MSUM School of Business Advisory Board.

Steve Caspers, who started his career at Minn-Dak as an accounting supervisor in 1974, held several positions including interim president and chief executive officer in 2000 and 2001.

He and his wife, Joyce, will retire to Chaska, Minn., to be closer to children and grandchildren.

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