Jun 15, 2018


Grandview native, Jim Ringo, brings 25+ years of food ingredients and agribusiness industry expertise to the John I. Haas team

YAKIMA, WASHINGTON, June 15, 2018 – John I. Haas, Inc., world’s leading supplier of hops, hop products, and services and a member of the Barth-Haas Group, welcomes Jim Ringo as their new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ringo, former Global Sales and General Management Executive for Land O’ Lakes and Cargill, has spent more than 25 years managing sales, strategy, risk management and R&D for agricultural production, food, feed, renewable energy, food service and consumer retail brands.

As Vice President, Global Commercial Director and General Manager at Cargill, Ringo led the start up and growth of Cargill’s specialty malt distribution business to serve micro-brewers as well as the development of new gluten free beer ingredients. He also actively provided ingredient price risk management advisory services to Cargill’s major food ingredient customers including Coca Cola, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing Company and Hershey.

Prior to joining the John I. Haas team, Ringo served as the Director of Sales for Land O’ Lakes’ Global Dairy Ingredients division where he led a global sales team responsible for over $1.5 billion in annual sales. While there, Ringo expanded their global dairy seasonings business.

“We are very excited to welcome Jim to the John I. Haas team. His strategic experience and proven success in risk management and development within the brewing and global dairy ingredients sectors provides us the expertise needed as we expand our global footprint,” said Alex Barth, chief executive officer at John I. Haas, Inc.

Ringo is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and was the President of the Washington State Future Farmers of America. Ringo recently moved to Yakima, WA with his wife, Stefanie and their 2 boys, Alex (18) and Nathan (20).


About John I. Haas

Haas is a leading vertically integrated hop grower, supplier, and breeder, with a world-class innovations center and research brewery located in North America. As a member of the Barth-Haas Group, Haas has the global reach to offer the products, tools, services and supply assurance needed to brew successful beers.

About Barth-Haas Group

Barth-Haas Group is the world’s leading supplier of hops, hop products, and services. The Group is family owned and is active on all continents. With offices in Germany, the United States, Australia, China and the United Kingdom, the Barth-Haas Group meets the needs of brewers, large and small, around the globe.