About Our Company

Meet Agri-Comfort

Agri-Comfort was founded by Darren VanBuuren of Agri-Plastics and Noel Kelly of Creva Agri-International who are dairy farmers and established leaders in cow and calf comfort solutions. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to ensure that fellow dairy farmers worldwide are aware of and have access to the best on farm solutions through the use of efficient and effective logistics and sales channels. We chose to partner with the best factories so that farmers can trust where the products are sourced, the factory warranties and the advice offered by their specialists.

Agri-Comfort promotes best practice in cow and calf comfort by combining the use of proven solutions from around the world with the expertise of skilled livestock housing specialists representing us globally. We value our partnerships with the world’s leading factories to deliver high quality products and excellent technical knowledge to support dairy farmers. People love our products due to their reputation, durability and innovation. 

Our mission is to ensure that dairy farmers globally are able to provide livestock comfort with quality products. We want farmers to be aware of the factories we represent and the best practice solutions that we offer. It is our priority that these solutions are delivered to the farmer in the most efficient and cost-effective way so that they pay for premium products rather than logistics and marketing. Cow and calf comfort is what we do and the comfort of our fellow farmers is equally important to us.

Meet Our U.S. and Canadian Teams

Meet Our International Team

Noel Kelly: Managing Director, Ireland
Specialty Areas: Relationship Building, New Business, Problem Solving

Noel studied Agriculture initially and later Sales in University College Dublin. He believes good business is built on great relationships. With a lifelong background and education in dairy farming built by working on his family farm, he has combined these technical skills with his ability to connect people to the products and services they need to be more successful. Working as an international Business-to-Business facilitator for various agricultural businesses, Noel is proud of how Agri-Comfort has been able to combine their products with individual solutions that help farmers make their day to day operations more efficient, which increases the comfort of both cows and calves. Noel enjoys traveling and keeping up to date with tech and other developments in the Agri Industry.

Steve Bartlam: Sales Manager at Agri-Comfort, North America
Specialty Areas: New Business, Cow Comfort, Problem Solving

Steve is an experienced National and International Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working with direct sales, dealers and distributors within multiple industries specializing in AG. He is a strong business development professional skilled in product marketing representation and sales process management. 

Olivia Forde: Operations Director, Ireland
Specialty Areas: Operations, eCommerce, Knowledge Transfer

Olivia joined Agri-Comfort in August 2019 as Operations Director having spent 10 years as CTO of Lifes2good, a nutraceuticals company. With a degree in Commerce and a Masters in Information Systems from University College Galway, Olivia brings with her vast experience in the eCommerce and Operations field. Having been raised on a farm Olivia has an understanding for the issues faced by farmers and can use this knowledge with her business acumen to provide the best solutions to both farmers and the factories we represent.

Cathriona Muldoon: Operations Director, Ireland
Specialty Areas: Sales, Customer Service, Logistics, Accounts

Cathriona has a strong background in Sales, Account Management and Purchasing and has a wealth of experience gained through a number of positions in multi-nationals and Irish SMEs including Contech Medical, Byrne Mech and APC. She studied Finance in GMIT. Her customer relationship skills are second to none – ensuring the transition from quote to final order payment runs smoothly and efficiently for all our customers. Her attention to detail and strong organizational skills prove that she is a key asset to the success of Agri-Comfort. Similar to many of our staff, Cathriona was also raised on a farm. Cathriona is the Product Manager for Agri-Plastics and is the key contact for our day-to-day dealings with the factories in USA and Canada.

Ronan Gleeson: Business Development, Ireland
Specialty Areas: Cow Comfort, Knowledge Transfer

Ronan holds a Business Degree from NUI Galway and a Masters of Agricultural from University College Dublin. Ronan has a keen interest and passion for agriculture which is driven by a proud family farming tradition that goes back hundreds of years. He has experience in the financial sector, insurance industry and the meat industry from previous roles.

Nele Schermeier: Veterinary Consultant and Cow Comfort Specialist, Germany
Specialty Areas: Ventilation, Cow Comfort & Wellness, Calf Feeding, Respiratory Diseases

Nele, a German Vet, just joined the Agri-Comfort Team in January 2019 officially. But this connection goes back almost 5 years, when she worked on the Agri-Plastics stand at EuroTier 2014. Before studying to become a Vet at JLU GießenGermany, she worked on German farms for 2 years and earned an Apprentice Degree in farming. As a vet and animal lover her main goal is set to bring more comfort and welfare to livestock, especially dairy cows and calves. Nele speaks both German and English and will be travelling Internationally sharing her knowledge and advice. Nele enjoys travelling as a hobby so this will be a very interesting development. Nele also has a personal interest in Organic and self-sustaining farming.

Robert Fiolek: European Sales and Consultation, Poland
Specialty Areas: Sales, Advice on Rubber Products, Cow Comfort

Robert has worked with Creva for 5 years and has also been running his own AGRO MANAGER company for five years. His company provides the latest technological solutions for leading dairy farmers. He has 8 years of experience in the agricultural industry and in particular rubber products for cattle and products supporting correct calf rearing. Robert has a Masters in Business from University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. Robert speaks Polish and English and has a keen interest in keeping fit and healthy.

Diego Acero: International Sales, France
Specialty Areas: Sales, Relationship Building

Diego has recently joined Agri-Comfort International and is driving our International Sales. Diego is fluent in Spanish, English and French and also speaks a little Dutch. A recent  graduate of  Finance and International Business Master’s from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has exceptional multilingual communications skills for business development, networking, building relationships and closing commercial deals. Highly interested in the Agricultural and Dairy Industry, and aiming to establish long term partnerships between industrialized and developing markets, mainly French and Spanish speaking countries. Diego loves to travel and experience new cultures which fits in really well with his new role in Agri-Comfort.
Taissia Mortensen: Sales, Consulation and Distribution, Russia
Taissia represents Agri-Comfort in the Russian market. Taissia is the General Director of their family company LLC “Farmer’s Force”, that offers proven solutions for the young stock of the cattle farmers in Russia. Passionate about the calves comfort, good health and best technology for the farmers. Taissia has been operating in the Cow and Calf Comfort market for 9 years and has vast experience in farm management efficiency and supporting products. A fluent English speaker, Taissia is a huge asset to our International Business.

Anders Mortensen:
Sales, Consulation and Distribution, Russia
Specialty Areas: Sales, Calf Comfort, Cow Comfort, Farm Solutions

Anders also represents Agri-Comfort in the Russian market. Anders is hugely experienced in the areas of large farm construction , project management and farm management best practice.  His ambition is to actively participate in the transformation of Russian agriculture from an old Soviet system into modern farming.

The Livestock Comfort Specialists

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