Staff

Our Staff

Darren Dies (President)

Darren grew up on a livestock farm. After graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1988, he joined OSI Industries in Aurora, Illinois and worked at the Glenmark Division in the Chicago Stockyards as a Management Trainee. Darren served in various positions in production, purchasing, production scheduling, sales and customer service. In 1995, he graduated with a MBA from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois. He later joined Marvin J. Walter as the owner of WG Provisions (then, W&G Marketing Co. Inc.) in 1996. He currently serves as Chairman, CEO and President of the company. Darren has served as Director of the North American Meat Processors Association, Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni House Property Manager, Iowa Meats Processors Association and Iowa BBQ Society.

Steven Folenius (Director Sales & Marketing)

Steven grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started his career with Procter & Gamble. Since then, he has also led various Sales & Marketing efforts with companies like H.J. Heinz and AdvancePierre Foods. Prior to joining WG Provisions in March of 2017, Steven served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Chef’s Requested Foods in Oklahoma City. In 1992, he served on the McDonald’s team for P&G, helping them to close the largest customer sale in Division history at the time. In 2003 he was recipient of Pierre Foods’ Sales & Marketing Creativity Award. Steven is very passionate about Selling center-of-the-plate proteins and equally well rounded in Strategic Planning and Product Development. In 2010, he was an invited Guest Speaker at Technomic’s Annual Marketing Conference presenting his work in “Channel Category Management”. Steven’s educational background includes: Rockhurst University – creative marketing, ideation, advertising mediums and branding; MIP III (Breda, The Netherlands) – global brand positioning and strategy.

Kris Oelmann (Administrative Assistant)

Kris Oelmann (Office Manager)

“Iowa State University brought me to Ames and I have been here ever since.” Kris began at WG Provisions as a temporary Administrative Assistant in February 2015 and was brought on board permanently in June 2015. Prior to WG Provisions, she worked at Hach Company for nine years in production and in inventory control, scheduling production. Once she and her husband started their own family, she was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom where she was very involved in her children’s activities.

Hobbies: Kris’s favorites are spending time with her family, traveling, and Iowa State University Athletics!

Smokehouse Creations

Roasting Pigs

Dominic Moll

Dominic Moll

(Sales Manager Gourmet Rabbits, Roasting Pigs)

Dominic has been at WG Provisions for 16 years. Prior to WG, he spent a combined 8 years with Louis Rich Foods and Land O’ Lakes (swine division). He has a B.S. in agriculture (animal science) from the University of Missouri. Dominic and his wife live in Ankeny, Iowa with their three children.

Hobbies: I enjoy sports activities, fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

Fulfillment

Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen

(Order Fulfillment Manager)

Chris graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2015 with an associates degree in digital mass media and a background in marketing and management. He has been with WG Provisions since December of 2015. He lives with his wife in Altoona, Iowa.

Hobbies: Chris enjoys running, biking, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.

Biomedical

Bill Marsau

William Marsau D.V.M.

(Biomedical Manager)

Dr. Marsau has served in his current position of Biomedical Manager for since 2007. Dr. Marsau is responsible for managing all aspects of the biomedical division. This includes managing all communications, training, auditing, and performance with the facilities providing the animal tissue. In addition this includes managing all communications, interactions, and requests from any company or institution seeking animal tissue.

Prior to joining the WG Corporation team, Dr. Marsau served as a grow/finish porcine veterinarian for Iowa Select Farms based out of Iowa Falls Iowa. Prior to that, Dr. Marsau served as an intern specializing in equine medicine and surgery at Interstate Equine located in Goldsby, OK.

Dr. Marsau received his BS Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Livestock Facility Design from Iowa State University. He later received his D.V.M. degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine located in Ames, IA.