Dave Buechler

Director of Finance
Dave Buechler

Dave Buechler started his career as a music teacher in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, trying hard to buck the family tradition of becoming an accountant like his father and brother. That only lasted five years when Dave decided to go back to school for his second Bachelor’s degree in, you guessed it, accounting. Dave started playing the saxophone when he was nine years old and says that his musical side makes him a better accountant. “My left brain makes me better at finding creative solutions to complex problems.” He keeps his passion for music alive by regularly performing with an 80-piece community band.   He brings many years of accounting experience to PFS, having worked with various nonprofits, professional services organizations and retailers, big and small, such as Target, Best Buy and Kohls. Dave loves to sail, and is especially looking forward to sailing in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean with his son Matt sometime in 2021. He keeps his sailboat on Lake Pepin in Minnesota. Dave lives with his wife, Teresa, also an accountant, and has three adult children.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
DSM
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
Hershey
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.