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Our Team

Rhonda Briles-Buyer

Having been with McKenzie Buying Company for over 19 years Rhonda has aquired the skill set to thrive in a fast paced commodity food space. Her forecasting skills and follow through are a powerful combination and a true resource for our customers.

Michelle Walton-Pork Buyer


Michelle's extensive retail meat department experience and 30 plus years of meat industry experience proved invaluable when she moved from the store level to a purchasing role. With over 12 years experience with McKenzie Buying Company she has the skills and hands on experience to be a valuable asset to our customers.

Talina Sutherland-Buyer Assistant

Talina started at McKenzie over 10 years ago. Her systems knowledge and fantastic customer service skills definitely sets the table for success.

Mike Kraner-Vice President

Mike has over 45 years of meat industry experience. 22 years ago Mike accepted the challenge to design and build what today has become McKenzie Buying Company.

Having worked in all segments of the meat business from managing retail meat departments to buying positions in independent and corporate eviroments, Mike has the industry knowledge and vision to chart a path for continued growth.

Eric Pohlman-Vice


Eric has over 34 years of experience in the meat industry. 

18 years as a retail meat department manager and responsible for all aspects of meat department operation.  Markets included a high volume box store, natural foods, and traditional grocery store format.  Additionally, 16 years working for a very large wholesaler buying and managing all categories within the meat department and eggs for dairy. 

Eric brings positive energy and a “doing the right thing matters” attitude to McKenzie Buying Company. 

Theresa Deaver-Buyer/Foodservice Specialist

Theresa's 19 years of purchasing and customer service experience in the food industry has focused primarily on the  foodservice sector. Her cheery personality and can do attitude has won legions of fans among our customers.