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Mr. Harris was a graduate of NC State University. He and Mr. John Crane founded the company in 1952. Mr. Harris served as President until Mr. Ted Bartee was voted into the position in 1995. Mr. Harris was considered an innovator in the feed business and was always looking for new products to improve livestock feed. Mr. Harris passed away in August 2012.

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Mr. Crane was one of the best soybean meal traders in the south-east and known far and wide as one of the nicest, most genuine people around. He served until shortly before his death on August 1, 2004 as vice president of Harris Crane. Mr. Crane was an avid golfer and would stop business at 10:00am every Wednesday morning so that all of the Harris-Crane employees could call to make tee times for his weekly golf match.

meet the president


Edmund Hall


In his history at Harris-Crane, Edmund has traded commodities such as Phosphate, Salt, Limestone, Amino Acids (Methionine), Soybean Meal, Grains, and byproducts. Edmund maintains his commodity futures brokerage license.


He lives in Charlotte, NC and has three daughters, Harriet, Ella, and Alice.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (1992-Present)

   ― President (2006-Present)

   ― Treasurer (1996-2006)

   ― Partner (1996-Present)


BS, Agricultural Economics, Auburn University, 1991

   ― Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity


National Grain and Feed Association Trade Rules Committee, Member

American Angus Association, Member

First United Methodist Church, Clover, SC

   ― Sunday School Teacher

   ― Finance Committee, Chairman

Past Master of Alpine Masonic Lodge 208, Clover, SC

Eagle Scout



Patricia JAMES


Patricia handles Limestone logistics and customer service for H-C Ingredient Distributors. Her attention to detail and service make her an ideal fit for limestone service.


Patricia and her husband, Jimmy live in Iron Station, NC where she is close-by to her children and three grandchildren.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (October 1998-Present)


Brookstone College of Business, Accounting Systems Technology, 1992


Morganton Moose Family Center, Member/Past Officer




John is an expert user of Microsoft Excel and is well versed in Excel VBA programming, which he has learned through his work at Harris-Crane. John lives in Rock Hill, SC with his wife and their two children. He also enjoys golf, photography, and cooking.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (March 2006-Present)

   — Licensed commodity futures broker

   — Manages operations for H-C Ingredient Distributors


BS, Business Admin, Winthrop University 2005


Renaissance Executive Forums Member (Key Exec. group)

St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, Ft. Mill, SC (Member)


Chris Wilson


Chris manages and coordinates the accounting functions of multiple entities, as well as handling all Human Resource responsibilities and requirements. She works directly with various financial institutions, employee benefits specialists, CPAs and legal counsel as needed.

Chris has lived in Clover, SC for 26 years. She is very active in her church, serving on various committees, participating in Bible studies, and helping in the church nursery. She has two grown children, who she loves spending time with; her son, Taylor, lives in Austin, TX, and her daughter, Victoria, lives in Bostic, NC. In her spare time, Chris can be found watching Tarheel basketball or Carolina Panthers football, decorating and cooking. 


Harris-Crane, Inc. (Oct 2006-Present)

   — Controller


Hella Lighting Corp. (2004-2006)

   — Accountant, Part-time


InterNet Services Corp. (1990-2003)

   — Financial Projects Manager

   — Accounting Manager


Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


First United Methodist Church, Clover, SC


Christopher Pearson


Chris' expertise in Soybean Meal, and Grain By-Product make him a very important piece of the brokerage. He is dedicated to customer service and maintains long-lasting relationships with buyers and suppliers alike. Chris is an avid Clemson Fan and has been a Duke Basketball fan since his youngest days. He grew up in Gastonia, NC and currently lives in Charlotte with his wife Kathryn.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (March 2008-Present)

   — Licensed commodity futures broker


BS, Business Administration, Clemson University, 2007

   ― Sigma Nu Fraternity


Southeastern Grain and Feed Association


Courtney Adams


Courtney serves our Ingredient Distribution business by managing the accounting for daily cash operations, vendor/customer accounts, as well as freight relationships. She is detail-oriented and prides herself in data accuracy and transparency. She grew up in Lancaster, SC and now lives in Clover with her husband (Mark), son (Harry), and two Maltipoos. She enjoys anything mystery related, movies, and shopping.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (August 2018-Present)


Clover Community Bank (2017-2018)

   ― Deposit Operations Specialist

Founders Federal Credit Union (2014-2017)

   ― Business Continuity Coordinator

   ― Contact Center Representative

   ― Card Services Clerk/Account Intern


BS, Accounting, North Greenville University, 2014

MBA, Accounting Emphasis, Winthrop University, 2015


First United Methodist Church, Clover, SC, Member

Moped to Memphis, Member


Will Waters


Will currently serves as the Vice President of Harris-Crane, Inc. He became a partner in 2000 and served as Treasurer in the early stages of his partnership. Will grew up in and around Coharie Farms, his father's feed mills and farms. His knowledge of farms, feeds, and livestock is great. He oversees the brokerage while maintaining his focus on selling and trading. Will's keen knowledge of business and the feed industry make him a valuable asset.


Will is an excellent golfer and played for the South Carolina Gamecock golf team. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Heather, and their two sons.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (1997-Present)

   — Licensed commodity futures broker


BA, Political Science, University of South Carolina, 1996

   ― Golf Team


National Grain and Feed Association Board Member

Southeastern Grain and Feed, Board Member and 1st VP

Georgia Grain and Feed Association, Board Member

Sampson Regional Medical Center, Board Member


Caroline Wilson


Caroline is an excellent worker and is devoted to serve her customers' needs. She handles Salt, Limestone, and Wheat Midds from her home in Raleigh, NC where she lives with her husband, Joseph and their daughter, Bella. Caroline's son, Ethan, lives in Wilmington, NC. She is a die-hard Duke Blue Devil fan who loves the beach, travel, comedy shows and anything with her kids. 


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2007-Present)


BB&T Bank (2004-2007)

   ― Relationship Banker

   ― Partial Area Operations


AAS, Business Admin, Wake Technical College


Kaitlin Goforth


Kaitlin services soybean hull contracts and assists in soybean meal operations. She assures shipments are scheduled and arrive on time and that clients have the correct amount needed.

Kaitlin lives in Clover, SC. She enjoys the beach and being outside with her golden retriever, Essie.


Harris-Crane, Inc (2023-Present)

Greenville County School District (2021-2022)
   ― Agriculture Teacher

BS, Agricultural Education, Clemson University, 2021

   ― Alpha Tau Alpha Member



Dan has vast knowledge and experience of trade and logistics of Feed Ingredient and Grain markets. He has traded extensively in North American and in some international markets. While trying to exceed customer and supplier expectations, he often is engaged with freight as well - railcars, trucks, barges and containers.


Starting out in the world of feed ingredients, Dan found his way with corn co-products with the main focus on domestic and international DDGS (Dried Distillers Grains) trade. Now he is primarily focusing on the brokerage of feed ingredients and grains such as DDGS, soybean meal, soyhulls, soybeans, corn, hominy feed, corn gluten feed, and corn germ meal.


He grew up in Vermont and is an avid Boston sports fan. He resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife Kristy and two daughters, Lindsay and Keira.


Harris-Crane, Inc - Raleigh, NC (2017-Present)

Lan​sing Trade Group - Overland Park, KS (2011-2016)

   ― Feed Ingredient Location Manager

   ― Domestic and International Trade experience


Ackerman-Beardsley-Bennett, Inc. - Burlington, VT (2001-2010)

   ― Commodity Merchandiser

   ― Cross country trade on truck and rail

A, Political Science, St. Michael’s College (Colchester, VT), 1996
•    Ice Hockey & Lacrosse

Braselton, GA OFFICE


Lee Whatley


Lee's knowledge of logistics and attention to detail make him a very valuable asset to the Harris-Crane family. He has been in the livestock feed industry for 28 years in different areas, and has been dealing with salt sales and logistics for 13.  He and his wife, Jan, are avid outdoor enthusiasts. Lee loves running and cycling many other outdoor activities. He and Jan are the owners of two beautiful French Bulldogs and a Corgi.  


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2012-Present)

Feed Ingredient Sales and Logistics (2001-2012)

Animal Health Sales (1986-2001)


Gainesville YMCA active member

Free Chapel Church, Gainesville, Member


Bradley Wilson


Bradley has been around agriculture his whole life and has worked directly in the Poultry Feed business for the last 5 years. He brings with him knowledge of the trends and challenges of the animal feed business including new regulatory mandates. He lives in Jefferson, GA with his wife Brooke, and his son.  


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2016-Present)

Columbia Farms of Georgia (until 2016)


BS, Political Science, University of West Georgia

   ― Chi Phi Fraternity


Georgia Cattlemen’s Association

Georgia Farm Bureau


Alana Goss


Alana lives in Gainesville, GA.  She enjoys spending time with her son and family.  She loves her church.  She enjoys painting, photography and hiking with her parents. 


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2019-Present)

Feed Ingredients Sales & Logistics/ Office Manager/ Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable (1991-2019)

Mutual Funds Desk/ Vault Custodian and Compliance/ Receptionist (1986-1991)


Associates Degree in Business Administration, Gainesville College, Gainesville, GA, 1989


Free Chapel Worship Center, Gainesville, GA, Member


Garrett Green


A four year letterman and Captain for the Georgia College baseball team, he brings a tenured family history background in the Poultry and Certified Angus Cattle Business. Garrett currently lives in Watkinsville, GA with his wife Jordan and daughter Peyton. Garrett’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf and he is an avid sports fan. 


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2019-Present)


BS, Business Management, Georgia College and State University. May 2019.

Minor, Marketing

   ― Baseball Team


Union Christian Church, Watkinsville, GA 

Cameron Sheffield


Cameron is from Gray, GA, and currently lives in Athens, GA. He enjoys deer hunting, trout/redfish fishing off the gulf coast, and scuba diving.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2022-Present)


BS, Agribusiness, University of Georgia, 2022

   ― Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity


Mike puckett


Mike grew up in Norcross, GA and currently lives with his wife and 2 of his 3 sons in Dahlonega, GA (the 3rd son studying at MUSC). He started his career in freight and logistics loading trucks for UPS at 16 years old and loading trucks on a brick yard in N. GA soon after. Transitioning into the dispatch office, then to over the road trucking, and then into sales, Mike has spent over 25 years in the logistics industry. He believes the secret to logistics is not the delivery alone, but the communications along the way.


Harris-Crane, Inc. (2022-Present)

3PL Freight Logistics and Sales (2007-2022)

NGB and Dahlonega Transport (2001-2008) 


TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Assoc.)

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