Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Advisory Board

Darrell V. Bloom

Title/s: Vice President of Operations, GEA Farm Technologies



Darrell Vander Bloomen is the Vice President of Operations for GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.  headquartered in Naperville, Ill. GEA Group is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries.  The Farm Technologies segment is a worldwide leading manufacturer of technical innovations, integrated products solutions and effective animal hygiene products for cost- efficient milk production. The product portfolio covers the needs and full range of customer requirements on a Global basis.

Throughout Mr. Vander Bloomen’s 25+ year career he has held a variety of Supply Chain/Operational roles with companies including Baer Supply Company (now a Wurth Company), Intermatic Incorporated, AGCO Corporation and Dana Holding Company .

Mr. Vander Bloomen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Roosevelt University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.  He resides in the Northern Chicago suburbs with his wife, Rhonda. He has a son, Daniel who lives in Chicago.