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Tolsma names Idaho’s Eiguren, Grant, Ritter, Sayer to advisory board for U.S. operations


Tolsma-Grisnich Group, based in Holland, has named a five-member advisory board for the Tolsma USA division now that Tolsma has opened a North American headquarters in Boise.

The members are:

Roy Eiguren, a Boise lawyer and public-policy consultant who is managing partner of the Eiguren Ellis Public Policy firm and co-owner of Intelligent Office of Boise, a business center.

Duane Grant, a Rupert potato and sugar-beet farmer who owns 4-D Farms in Rupert and is chairman of the Snake River Sugar Cooperative and the Amalgamated Sugar Co.

Alicia Ritter, a public relations executive and president of Ritter Consulting in Boise.

Jeff Sayer, former director of the Idaho Department of Commerce and managing partner of Rectify Horizons, a new management consultancy and turnaround firm in Eagle.

Peter Friedmann, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who represents clients on federal policy and is executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, which represents agricultural exporters.

“These five individuals come to our board with incredible expertise in agriculture, business, and public policy, as well as proven leadership,” said Pieter Wesseling, president and CEO of Tolsma-Grisnich Group.

Tolsma-Grisnich makes storage systems for potatoes and onions at plants in Nampa and Idaho Falls.

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Peggy Calhoun: 208-377-6355. These and other achievements will appear in the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider magazine, whose print edition and its digital replica are published on the third Wednesday of each month. Click here for the Statesman’s e-edition, which includes Business Insider (subscription required).

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