Our Team

Simmons Grain Company's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.

Jeff Simmons



Jeff is one of the original founding partners of Simmons Grain Co. He has been the main driving force behind the company's evolution and success.


Completion of White Commerical Corp.'s course on Market Assessment & Expansion

March 2015


Served on the Arbitration Board for the National Grain & Feed Association



Email: jeff@simmonsgrain.com

Eric Simmons

Vice President


Eric is a third-generation owner of Simmons Grain Co. and has been with the company since 2000. He has been most influential in building and maintaining our customer relationships through his commitment to delivering the best quality product and ensuring our customers' needs come first. 


Associate Degree in Business Management

Kent State University, 2003


Certified Master Grain Merchant through White Commercial Corp.

June 2011


Email: eric@simmonsgrain.com

Steve Gruszecki

General Manager


Steve has been with Simmons Grain Co. since 2006. He is an important part of our team from the front office to the processing plant. He is knowledgeable on all fronts of our operations. He is also a Certified Master Grain Merchant.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting

Baldwin Wallace College, 2004


Certified Master Grain Merchant through White Commercial Corp.

July 2015 


Email: steve@simmonsgrain.com

Eric Mackall



Eric joined Simmons Grain Co. in 2008. He is our lead shipping/receiving coordinator. He is responsible for the accurate loading/unloading of both our rail and over-the-road shipments. Eric is also part of our inventory and property management team.

Andy Sanor

Crush Plant Manager


Andy has been with the company since 2010. He is dedicated to the smooth daily operations of our processing plant. Andy brings a great wealth of knowledge, experience, and ingenuity to the company. He is a critical part of our team who oversees the plant operation, maintenance, and staff.


Email: andy@simmonsgrain.com 

Matt Thomas

Processing Division


Matt has been with us since 2014. He is a crush plant operator. Ensuring daily processes are carried out correctly and efficiently. Outside of daily tasks, Matt also helps on projects, maintenance, and in the load out operations of the facility.

Jonathan Kenney

Oil and Lecithin Plant Manager


Also with Simmons Grain Co since 2014, Jon is an important part of our oil processing plant. He oversees the operation of the plant, the maintenance, and the in-house quality control testing of the product. He also recently completed the LAUNCH program through the Ohio Agribusiness Association.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

Youngstown State University, 2017


Email: jon@simmonsgrain.com

Annette Cook

Corporate Secretary


Annette is also a third-generation owner of Simmons Grain Co. and joined the team in 2015. She oversees front office operations, accounting, certifications, as well as some purchasing and selling. You will also find Annette representing Simmons Grain at trade shows and industry conferences.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Ohio State University, 2003


Email: annette@simmonsgrain.com

Corey Deal

Processing Division


Corey joined us in November of 2016. He first started in our crush plant and has now moved into the lecithin processing plant where he is a plant operator and QC tester for the lecithin.

Jeffrey Parrish

Processing Division


Jeff joined Simmons Grain in February of 2017. Jeff is an integral part of the lecithin plant team, serving as an operator and a lab tech for the lecithin.

Jesse Barton

Processing Division


Jesse joined us in September of 2017. He is a plant operator responsible for the seamless operation of the crush lines. He also assists in shipping operations as needed.

Jeff Cook

Scale Operator


Jeff joined Simmons Grain in March of 2018. He is responsible for scaling trucks, sample maintenance, and assists in daily office operations.


Associate Degree in Applied and Technical Studies

Kent State University, 2018

MacKenzie Firth

QC Development & Documentation


MacKenzie started as an intern for the summer of 2018. Following graduation, we welcomed her to the team full-time. She works to maintain and develop documentation as well as implement new policies and best practices on-going for all certification programs.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture,  Specialization in Animal Sciences

The Ohio State University, 2018

Jake Arsuffi

Processing Division


Jake has been with us since September of 2018. He is a part of the plant operations team where they are responsible for the operation of the crush plant and the daily maintenance and housekeeping of the plant.

Ron Miller

Processing Division


Ron joined us with a desire to learn in July of 2020. He is responsible for the smooth operation of our processing plant. 

Matt Martin, Jr.

Processing Division


Matt joined us in July of 2020 as well. Matt's experience with heavy equipment, safety protocols, and maintenance skills makes him a great addition to the operations team in our processing plant.

Zach Taylor

Processing Division


Zach has been with us since August of 2020. He is a plant operator in the oil processing plant. He is responsible for the smooth operation of the plant, daily maintenance, quality control, and housekeeping.

Derek Beveridge

Processing Division


Hired in May 2021, Derek is also responsible for the smooth operation of the crush plant. He brought a great deal of manufacturing experience and heavy equipment knowledge along with a postiive attitude. He is an excellent addition to the team.


Associate Degree in Process Technology

Community College of Beaver County, 2019

Mark Thompson

Processing Division


Mark joined us in August of 2021. He is a plant operator in the crushing plant. He has an excellent skillset which includes leadership, experience, and mechanical aptitutde. Mark is responsible for the plant operations, quality, housekeeping, and maintenance tasks.

Contact Us Today!

Simmons Grain Company
600 Snyder Rd
P.O. Box 432
Salem, OH 44460

Phone: (800) 754-1228

E-mail: eric@simmonsgrain.com

or annette@simmonsgrain.com

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

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