Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the pivots.
Joe Plance is a project manager and component sourcing coordinator who has been working for Valley® Irrigation for 21 years.
He began in the engineering department as a design technician and became a component sourcing coordinator before stepping into his current position.
Joe manages sourcing for various projects (domestically and internationally), which includes reviewing technical requirements, supplier selection and parts approval. He works closely with engineering, procurement, quality assurance and the shop floor.
Joe also gives factory tours, trains tour guides and volunteers for the Valley United Way drive, our largest fundraiser.
“It’s pretty special to work for a company that plays an important role in helping feed the world,” he says.
Joe is happily married to his wife, Heidi, and is a proud father of two boys. He and his sons share a passion for the outdoors – camping, fishing and hunting. Joe loves being a part of their lives and enjoys watching them grow up.
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