John Dortmans is the founder and owner of Dortmans Bros., established 1980. He works with each of our customers to ensure their needs and expectations are met. Knowing the challenges of farming himself from having grown up on a farm; he, along with his entire Dortmans Bros. organization will strive to help you meet those challenges - you can rely on it.
Rita Dortmans is the owner and office manager for Dortmans Bros., and is a vital member of the team. She oversees the functions of the office to ensure all our customers are looked after from start to finish.
Ben Willemse is our dairy consultant and part owner of Dortmans Bros. Ben started with Dortmans Bros in 2001 and has years of experience in the farming industry. Ben was raised on a dairy farm in the Parkhill area, where his family runs a 75 cow freestall operation. Ben graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Animal Science, and also worked as a dairy feed consultant for 5 years. Ben comes to us with a vast knowledge in the dairy industry and looks forward to assisting you with your dairy investment needs. Ben has a vast knowledge in AutoCad and can help you design the type of barn you would like, custom made the way that will meet all of your needs.
Willy Dortmans is our Hog and Poultry Sales Agent and has been with Dortmans Bros. since 1992. Having served several years on installations, he understands the need for complete and accurate equipment. Willy has a great deal of experience in designing the right barn for you, and will ensure all of your expectations and needs are met.
John Minten is our Hog and Poultry salesman and has been with the Dortmans Bros. since 1994. Owning a farm himself, he is aware of the concerns you may have, and will work diligently to help you achieve your goals for complete and accurate ordering. John has great deal of experience in designing the right barn for you, and can ensure you make the right decision by providing various types of layouts and design. John also is our Calhoun, Manure Magic, and Jamesway Equipment Salesman.
Ed Dobinson began with Dortmans Bros. in 2009. He grew up on a dairy farm, and through the 70's and 80's, Ed’s family had one of the biggest dairies in the province. Ed has a keen interest in calf management and is certified in Calf Barn Ventilation with Dairy Land Initiative.
Jerry Vanwyk has been with Dortmans Bros since 2010 and is our sales representative in the Salford/Jarvis area. He has had a great amount of experience in the Dairy field which includes growing up with a Dairy operation himself and selling Dairy milking and stabling equipment.
Tim Willemse has been working for Dortmans Bros. since 2001 as the Dairy Coordinator. He looks after all aspects of ordering and shipping of dairy parts, chemicals and other supplies. Tim graduated from the University of Guelph with a Diploma in Agriculture, and from Westervelt College with a Diploma in Internet Design. Tim also has a vast knowledge of the AutoCad program and assists the salesmen with barn drawings, designs, and layouts.
Mike Rombouts has been working at Dortmans Bros. as the Hog Coordinator since 2002. He looks after all aspects of ordering and shipping of hog parts, tools and supplies. Mike graduated from Fanshawe College with a Diploma in Accounting, and also grew up on a hog farm which adds to his vast knowledge of hog equipment and parts. Mike is also part of the Health and Safety Committee.
Julie Dortmans has been with Dortmans Bros. since 1998. She looks after various aspects of the company, as well as being the Health and Safety coordinator.
Joanne Huizinga has been with Dortmans Bros. since December 2010 as the Accounts Payable and Purchasing Administrator, and provides office support to the Sales Team. She brings with her an extensive background in Accounting and Payables. Joanne also has a great deal of agricultural experience, growing up on, and now owning her family dairy farm.
Theresa Kersey has been with Dortmans Bros. since March 2013 as the Administrative Assistant to Rita Dortmans and provides office support to the Sales Team. She brings with her an extensive background in
Trudy Morris has been with Dortmans Bros. since April 2008 and is the Administrative Assistant to John Dortmans, and provides office support to the Sales Team. She brings with her an extensive background in Accounting and Inventory.
Katie Dortmans joined Dortmans Bros. in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant and to provide support to the Sales Team.
Strathroy Dairy Installation/Service Team
Tony Dortmans is our Milking Machine Service Technician, and has been with Dortmans Bros. since 1988. He is a graduate of R.C.C. College of Electronics. In addition to achieving Certified Technician status from the Milking Machine Manufacturers Council, Tony also has successfully completed the Training Program for Installing and Servicing Basic Milking Systems from the Milking Equipment Manufactures Institute. Tony heads up our Dairy Service Technician Team and is available for on farm System Analysis.
John Toonen has been with Dortmans Bros. since 1988 and is our specialist for Patz, Bou-matic, and Cablevey equipment. He has successfully completed in-factory service and maintenance courses for all equipment; as well as being our senior welder, experienced in both regular and stainless steel welds. John also works with our dairy team on all dairy installations, and is part of the Health and Safety Committee.
Joe Minten is our Routeman for Strathroy and has been with Dortmans Bros since the year 2000. Joe comes to us with an extensive background in the dairy industry. He has worked with the DeLaval line since 1999, and has dairy experience from working on his family's 90 dairy cow operation.
Dwight Garret is our Milking System Technician and has been with Dortmans Bros. since 2011, and is trained to perform Milk Time Analysis. His responsibilities include scheduling and servicing milking equipment, and helping with all new installations of dairy equipment. Dwight has a vast experience with milking equipment, and is very knowledgeable with proper milking procedures to optimize milking.
Keith Robson has been with Dortmans Bros since 2012 as a Milking Service Technician. He performs our scheduled services as well as installs and maintains all of our milking equipment lines, as well as paying close attention to cow comfort and housing. Coming from a dairy background, he understands the importance of properly maintained equipment.
Josh Hardy began with Dortmans Bros. in 2012 and is our Robotic Milking Technician. He has graduated from Electrical Techniques at Lambton College, and has been extensively trained to install and maintain all robotic equipment that Dortmans Bros sells.
Rick Wolfe began with Dortmans Bros. in 2013 and is a certified HVAC technician. He works with all installation teams performing gas installations while working towards being a certified refrigeration techinician.
Kevin Godfrey started working as an installation technician for Dortmans Bros in 2013, and is now a member of our installation/service Dairy team. He has completed maintenance courses for various lines of equipment Dortmans Bros installs, carries, and services.
Salford & Jarvis Dairy Installation/Service Team
Dan Ovington has been with Dortmans Bros. since 2010 and works out of our Salford office. He is our refrigeration technician as well as performs service and maintenance on all of our milking equipment lines.
Dan Howard began working for Dortmans Bros. in 2010. Dan works out of the Salford office and is responsible for servicing and maintaining all of our milking equipment lines as well as overseeing all dairy installations in the Salford area.
Jim Blewett has been with Dortmans Bros. since 2010 and is our route driver for the Salford area.
Ryan Schuurman has been with Dortmans Bros. since 2011. Ryan is our route driver for the Jarvis area. Ryan is also responsible for sales and service at our Jarvis location.
Elbert Muilwyk began with Dortmans Bros. in 2012. He works with our dairy installation and service team in the Salford area.
Adrian Dortmans has been with Dortmans Bros. since the company originated in 1980, and is our Installation Manager. He coordinates and oversees the installation of all our equipment, and operates our boom truck. Adrian has completed Installation and Service Courses on all our product lines. With over 30 years’ experience in the farm equipment business, Adrian is well versed and will ensure your installation is completed properly.
Jack Van Asseldonk has been with Dortmans Bros since 1995, and is responsible for operating our delivery truck. He looks after maintaining our warehouses, product pickup and delivery for all major installations.
Jeremy Schram is part of the service and installation team since 1996. Jeremy has completed training and maintenance courses, and is knowledgeable on the product lines that we provide to our customers.
Brian Verheyen is our Hog Installation Technician and has been with Dortmans Bros. Since 2004. He is a former farmer with 25 years of experience in the hog industry and a vast knowledge of Hog Equipment, he is also very skilled in welding and fabrication. Brian is also part of the Health and Safety Committee.
Chris Heynsbergen has been with Dortmans Bros. since 2007. Chris is skilled at all types of hog and poultry installations and has completed training and maintenance courses on all of our product lines, including Calhoun superstructures.
Wayne Willis began with Dortmans Bros. in 2008. Wayne is skilled at all types of installations and has completed training and maintenance courses on all of our product lines, including Calhoun Superstructures.