Nedap Livestock Management, a global leader in automated dairy and swine herd management technology, announces two additions to its North American livestock team. Matthew Heisner has joined as an application support manager, and Julie Whitmer has joined as a business development manager. They will support North American dairy farmers and business partners.

“Matthew and Julie’s extensive personal and professional connections in the dairy industry and their passion for agriculture will make each of them a significant asset to our team and customers,” says Maarten Idink , managing director, Nedap Livestock Management. “We’re thrilled to have them join Nedap in serving the technology needs of the dairy industry.”

Heisner will be responsible for supporting Nedap technology in the North American market as well as guiding the development of future products. He will collaborate

with Nedap business partners and producers to enhance business relationships and increase on-farm management success.

“I want to see every farmer succeed and the industry continue to be the backbone for feeding the ever-growing world population with wholesome, nutritious and diverse food options,” he says. “My goal is to make an industry-wide impact and continue to foster all farms toward a profitable, sustainable and innovative future.”

Heisner earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural leadership education from the University of Illinois, as well as certifications in leadership training. Heisner grew up on a dairy farm in northern Illinois and has been involved with the dairy industry his entire life.

Prior to joining Nedap, he has served as a technical specialist, configuration specialist and managed distribution channel teams for GEA Farm Technologies Inc. Additionally, Heisner has experience in troubleshooting, team training, support structure integration, warranty support and working with multidisciplinary teams.
He is based in Sycamore, Illinois.

Whitmer will work with Nedap Livestock Management’s North American dairy business partners and identify opportunities for Nedap solutions to promote more efficient dairy herd management and increased farm profitability.

“My experiences and dairy background have forged valuable relationships and increased my knowledge from many different perspectives,” she says. “I’m looking forward to working with our business partners and their producers to harness the actionable data available through Nedap technology and helping bring new innovations to their toolboxes.”
Whitmer earned a bachelor’s degree focused on animal science from The Ohio State University.
She’s owned and operated a dairy breeding and consulting business, served as a district sales representative for Semex, a reproductive sales manager for Afimilk and a dairy solutions specialist for BouMatic.
Whitmer is based near Greenville, Ohio, where she is also active on her family’s dairy farm.

Contact Matthew Heisner at Contact Julie Whitmer at