Todd & Sargent Mourns the Loss of Long Time Leader

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Lee Sargent’s passing. Lee was the son of our founding partner, Warren Sargent. Lee began working at T&S in 1967. He became the company’s president in 1983 and CEO in 1990. He retired from full-time duties in 2019 but remained involved with the company […]

Todd & Sargent CEO Talks ISU Feed Mill – The Big Show

Jon Sargent, President & CEO of Todd & Sargent, talked with Bob Quinn of The Big Show on WHO 1040 AM about the company’s history and the building of the feed mill at Iowa State University. Listen to Jon’s segment below. Want to listen to the full episode? Check it out here: The Big Show […]

Lesley Whitten named to On-Site Magazine’s 2023 Top 40 Under 40 In Canadian Construction

We would like to congratulate Lesley Whitten, T&S Operations Manager – Canada, on being named to On-Site Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in Canadian Construction! With over 17 years of experience in the construction industry, Lesley has an impressive track record that includes leading project management, field operations, engineering and construction on multimillion-dollar grain handling, […]

90 Years of Todd & Sargent – Part 2

Although riveted steel bins were being built at the turn of the century, the amount of interior bracing needed to support the walls interfered with the flow of ingredients. In 1961, Warren Sargent began designing bins with the bracing on the outside. The end result was the distinctive Todd & Sargent bins with their welded […]

90 Years of Todd & Sargent

The Todd & Sargent name goes back to one of the early pioneers in the grain elevator construction business in Iowa. George Todd moved his family from Eagle Grove to Ames, Iowa in 1933 and started his wood cribbed grain elevator construction business, George Todd Construction. George would design the job, sell it, and serve […]

Christie Mohlke Promoted to Vice President of People

Todd & Sargent is proud to announce the promotion of Christie Mohlke to Vice President of People. Christie started with Todd & Sargent as the HR Manager in 2016. As Vice President of People, Christie will continue to lead Human Resources while working with company leaders and internal teams to find the best ways to […]

Kyle Greenwood Promoted to Director of Field Operations

Todd & Sargent is proud to announce the promotion of Kyle Greenwood to Director of Field Operations. Kyle started with Todd & Sargent in 2005 as a Drafter. Since then, he has worked as an Assistant Project Manager and Field Operations Manager. As Director of Field Operations, Kyle will work directly with our teams in […]

Ryan Bingaman Promoted to Project Manager

Todd & Sargent is proud to announce the promotion of Ryan Bingaman to Project Manager. Ryan started with Todd & Sargent in 2021 as an Assistant Project Manager. Over the last year, Ryan worked on projects in Phillipsburg, KS, and Lowell, MI. As a project manager, Ryan is excited to continue working with great teams […]

Brian Watson Promoted to Director of Project Management

Todd & Sargent is proud to announce the promotion of Brian Watson to Director of Project Management. Brian started with Todd & Sargent in 2014 as an estimator. He became a project manager in spring of 2019 and was promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2021. As Director of Project Management, Brian will provide leadership […]

Brian Watson

Director of Project Management

Brian Watson is responsible for project management at Todd & Sargent, bringing consistent project delivery to our clients. He works closely with our project management teams and clients to ensure project quality, schedules, and budgets are met. Brian is a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and International Association of Operative Millers. Brian graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Construction Engineering and has been with Todd & Sargent since 2014.


Christie Mohlke

Vice President – People

Christie Mohlke leads all HR functions at Todd & Sargent, such as culture, recruiting, training, compliance, employee onboarding and orientation, employee relations, benefits, and more. She has over 10 years of experience in human resources focusing on operations management. Christie graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing from Austin Peay State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cumberland University. She is a member of the National Society of Human Resource Management and is designated as a Professional of Human Resources.

Lesley Whitten

Operations Manager – Canada

Lesley Whitten oversees all aspects of our Canadian operations, from project management and engineering to field operations to ensure each facility meets client expectations. She has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, and she has worked on many new grain elevator builds, large scale elevator and facility upgrades, fertilizer facilities, and canola crushing plants while serving in roles from project coordinator up to project management manager. Lesley holds a CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) and PMP (Project Management Professional) accreditation.

James Bucher

Chief Financial Officer

James Bucher is responsible for Todd & Sargent’s finance, accounting, and information technology functions. He manages the T&S accounting team, banking and insurance relationships, and oversees the annual audits of the company’s financial statements, benefits plans, and insurance programs. James graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Accounting and holds his Certified Public Accountant designation. James has been with Todd & Sargent since 2017.

Pat Taggart

Vice President – Field Operations

Pat Taggart is responsible for field operations at Todd & Sargent. His duties include overseeing safety, field construction teams, construction scheduling, and project quality assurance. He also oversees Todd & Sargent’s warehouse team. Pat graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agriculture Studies. Pat has been with Todd & Sargent since 1983.

Bryan Coussens, P.E.

Vice President – Engineering

Bryan Coussens is responsible for all aspects of Todd & Sargent’s engineering function. Bryan manages Todd & Sargent’s team of engineers and drafters to meet our clients’ complex engineering needs. He provides structural, process, and value engineering for projects in the grain, feed, flour, biofuels, and specialty industries. Bryan also reviews projects for code requirements and compliance. Bryan is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Institute of Steel Construction. He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Civil Engineering. Bryan has been with Todd & Sargent since 1996.

Scott Sylvester

Vice President – Business Development

Scott Sylvester is responsible for developing and maintaining strong client and partner relationships as well as identifying new market opportunities at Todd & Sargent. He has over 20 years serving clients and partners in the Ag and Industrial construction markets. He is an active member with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and past member of Food Processing Suppliers Association and Iowa Lean Consortium. Scott graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a General Studies degree, with an emphasis on communications and psychology.

Alex Kerrigan

Vice President – Project Development

Alex Kerrigan is responsible for project development at Todd & Sargent, bringing ag and industrial projects from concept to reality. Alex works closely with each client’s team to develop successful facility designs and compile comprehensive and competitive cost estimates. Alex is a member of the American Feed Industry Association, Grain Elevator and Processing Society, International Association of Operative Millers, and National Grain and Feed Association. Alex graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Alex has been with Todd & Sargent since 2002.

Rori Bouchard

President – Canada

Rori Bouchard leads our Canada team to fulfilling the company mission and vision and ensures our company lives its values every day. He has more than 15 years of industry experience, with specialized knowledge in all facets of the construction of ag-industrial facilities with experience as a project manager, business development director, and managing director, among other roles. Rori is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba and Grain Elevator and Processing Society. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Management.

Jon Sargent

President & CEO

Jon Sargent provides overall strategic and corporate direction to Todd & Sargent. In his role as President & CEO, he focuses on setting the company’s vision, leading the company’s leadership team, and ensuring the company lives its values every day. Jon is a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), Construction Management Association, and former board member of Associated Builders & Contractors of Iowa. Jon graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. in Finance and from the University of Chicago with an M.B.A. in Economics. He is also a member of The Sargent Group, Inc. Board of Directors. Jon has been with Todd & Sargent since 2010.