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Our Team

Eric Pohlman
Vice President

Eric has over 36 years of experience in the meat industry. 

18 years as a retail meat department manager and responsible for all aspects of meat department operation.  Markets included a high volume box store, natural foods, and traditional grocery store format.  Additionally, 16 years working for a very large wholesaler buying and managing all categories within the meat department and eggs for dairy. 

Eric brings positive energy and a “doing the right thing matters” attitude to McKenzie Buying Company. 

Rhonda Briles
Beef Category Manager

Being with McKenzie Buying Company for 23 years, Rhonda has acquired the skill set to thrive as a buyer in a fast paced commodity food space. Her forecasting skills and follow through are a powerful combination and a true resource for our customers.  Rhonda also has a background of 10 plus years as a retail manager, which gives her a strong understanding of the issues facing a consumer driven business. 

Theresa Deaver
Pork Buyer

Theresa's 23 years of purchasing and customer service experience in the food industry has focused primarily on the  foodservice sector. Her cheery personality and can do attitude has won legions of fans among our customers.

Talina Sutherland
Buyers Assistant

Talina started at McKenzie over 12 years ago. Her systems knowledge and fantastic customer service skills definitely sets the table for success.

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