May 4, 2011 – Kincannon & Reed has appointed Gary Weihs as a managing director. Based in Iowa, Mr. Weihs will serve clients throughout North America and internationally. He joins Kincannon & Reed from Proliant Dairy, a division of Laurisden Group, where he most recently served as CEO. Prior to that, he was COO of RDO Equipment, which owns and operates the largest group of John Deere dealerships in North America. “Gary's outstanding background and insight into the sectors in which he has worked align perfectly with Kincannon & Reed's philosophy that retained search yields the best results when conducted by principals who have a personal understanding of the environment in which our clients operate,” said Greg Duerksen, president. Founded in 1981, Kincannon & Reed is focused exclusively on the food, agribusiness, and life sciences sectors and serves clients from its offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.