Jan 19, 2022
Lockwood announces personnel moves, including service, parts manager for Idaho

Potato equipment producer Lockwood Manufacturing announced a pair of personnel changes on Jan. 19.

Jim Balstad is now Lockwood’s business unit director, while Jared Fessenden takes over as a parts and service manager for Idaho.

Balstad has nearly 30 years of experience in the agriculture machinery industry. Prior to joining Lockwood, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Lemken USA. Balstad is based in the Fargo, North Dakota area, where Crary Industries — Lockwood’s parent company — is headquartered.

Jared Fessenden, service and parts manager for Lockwood Manufacturing’s Idaho locations.

Fessenden will manage parts and service for Lockwood’s Idaho locations in Paul and Blackfoot. Prior to joining Lockwood, Fessenden was the manager of a 25,000-acre corporate farm in Paul, where he focused on potato production and processing.

“I was born and raised on a family farm and ran my own operation in the Rupert/Jackson area,” Fessenden said. “I’ve been doing this my whole life.”

Information on Lockwood’s Idaho locations can be found here.

75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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