Information Management to Maximize Your Yields

Meet the Team

Working with you to increase your yields

Meet the SciMax Solutions Team


Peter Bixel – Team Leader

Peter BixelPeter’s priorities are the same as most of the clients he serves – family and farming. His farming and education experience make him the ideal choice to be our SciMax Solutions Advisory Team Leader with our focus on the business of farming.

He grew up on a farm in Ohio with popcorn, field corn, soybeans and wheat production. He even gets in some farming today. Peter graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Business Administration. He interned with Sygenta, NK Seeds, and Enterprise Rent A Car. Peter spent 5 years with a retail company in Ohio serving as location and sales manager for grain and agronomy.

With a motto of “work hard, play hard,” you’ll find Peter to be an excellent resource as you seek to maximize your precision farming business.

Cell: 641-425-8164, Email:

Rodney Legleiter – Solutions Specialist

Rodney LegleighterRodney hails from Nevada, Missouri where he grew up on a row crop and livestock farm and was very active in 4-H and FFA. Like the clients he helps, farming stayed in his blood. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Agriculture Economics from the University of Missouri.

He moved to Iowa in 1996 to pursue a career at Broshar Implement, a John Deere dealership in Kanawha, Iowa. He worked in all areas of the dealership with an emphasis in the precision agriculture department.

When he’s not helping clients with strategies to increase their yields, you’ll find Rodney busy with family activities, hunting, fishing, golf and boating.

Cell: 515-320-1678, Email:

 Eric Goodman – Solutions Specialist

Eric GoodmanEric Goodman first joined SciMax Solutions in the spring of 2008 as an intern while he was completeing his degree in ag business from Hawkeye Community College. After graduation, the Whittemore native worked full-time for SciMax until September of 2010. He then accepted a job working full-time for a farmer in northern Iowa and also farmed some of his own acres.

During his time away, he missed interacting with growers and using the latest innovations in agriculture. When he had the chance to rejoin SciMax in 2013, he took the opportunity. Eric says that his time away helped him better understand the farmers side of the business and looks forward to providing practical, hands-on solutions for clients of SciMax.

Eric serves as the fire chief and as an emergency medical technician in Whittemore. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his nieces and nephews. A long-time baseball fan, Eric also likes to visit different baseball parks across the country.

Cell: 515-320-0404, Email:

Chris Warren – Solutions Specialist

20150617_maxyield_477 (681x1024)Chris is a recent addition to SciMax Solutions, joining the team in June 2015. He is native of Ringsted, IA and will be providing solutions in our west area.

He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Chris worked as a financial advisor for 5 years in Minneapolis prior to joining his family’s farming operation two years ago.

Chris is most looking forward to helping growers  implement new technology that will benefit their operations.

In his free time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with friends.

Cell: 712-260-9564, Email:

Dr. Richard “Rick” Vanden Heuvel – Exclusive consultant to SciMax Solutions

DSC_0322 comp cropThe scientific and technological advances in precision farming are increasing at an exponential rate. That’s why we teamed up Dr. Rick Vanden Heuvel, a nationally recognized expert in soil-applied and foliar fertilizer products and testing.

Rick founded VH Consulting, Inc in 2003, which provides services in the areas of product development for the fertilizer industry for soil-applied and foliar fertilizer products, variable rate fertilizer algorithms and soil testing services. An area of emphasis has been developing VRT-N algorithms for corn production to optimize N inputs for increased fertilizer efficiency while minimizing adverse environmental impacts. That’s why VH Consulting, Inc entered into an exclusive agreement with SciMax Solutions in 2010 for development of new N management programs.

He earned a B.S. in 1977 in Soil Science from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an M.S. in Soil Fertility in 1980 from North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D. and a Ph.D. in Soil Fertility in 1986 from the University of Illinois. He is a former Assistant Professor at the Univ. of Illinois, agronomist at Cenex Land O’ Lakes technical services and manager of AgriSource Laboratories. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, Dept. of Soils, Water and Climate. Rick and his wife, Jean, have two grown sons.

Get in touch – start maximizing your precision farming investment

As you can see, our SciMax Solutions Advisory Team Members combine a wealth of business and precision farming experience to help our SciMax clients achieve their goals. Give us a call or send us an email today and let us help you take your farming business to the next level.