MEET THE TEAM
Jim Gibbs, General Manager
Jim Gibbs is the Double L Group General Manager and has been with us since the Fall of 2020. As the GM, Jim has many tasks such as working hand-in-hand with a great team of administrative, production, and sales members that work diligently to meet the demands of the marketplace.
Jim and his wife Cath have lived in Dyersville for nearly 30 years. He is very active in his parish and the community. In fact, he is currently a city council member. Jim is very busy with his family as well. He has three daughters, all of which are married, and five grandbabies that he enjoys watching grow.
When Jim is not at Double L, you can find him out and about walking and biking. He also enjoys building and renovating all things.
Elizabeth Tabor, Vice President of Sales and Engineering
Elizabeth Tabor is Vice President of Sales and Engineering. Elizabeth designs and develops all of the new products, service and technical sales, quality management & vendor discovery. She has been with Double L since August of 2016 and enjoys helping bring new products to our company. During her first five years at Double L as the Product Development Engineer, she has done a lot of CAD modeling, customer calls, troubleshooting, reviewing prototypes, design work, design modifications, identifying customer criteria/constraints, service calls, field technician work, and researching new manufacturing/raw materials to be utilized in our applications.
Tabor is her last name for now, however she is engaged to her sweetheart, Grant. At this point she has no kids or house pets but is a 6th generation farmer at her family farm, based in Baldwin, IA. On the farm she works hand-in-hand with her parents and fiancé. While she doesn’t have house pets, she has beef cows, farm cats and her parents dog she loves on whenever at the farm.
She also enjoys AI’ing season, frequenting craft breweries / playing euchre with her friends, going to concerts and spending time with her sisters.
Dick Streicher, Technical Support
Dick Streicher is part of the Double L technical support department. We like to say he is truly the jack of all trades. Dick has been with Double L for 27 years and counting! A day in the life for him at Double L is never really the same as he is helping customers with their needs, new product development, warranty claims, and sales.
Outside of work, Dick enjoys restoring cars and spending time with his family. He has been married for 41 years to his wife, Ruth. His three kids, six grandchildren, and a few granddogs keep him quite busy. He loves babysitting and being a grandpa!
Blake Edwards, Poultry Sales Manager
Blake Edwards is the Double L Poultry Sales Manager. He has been with Double L since the spring of 2019. As the Poultry Sales Manager he handles customer calls and customer meetings both integrators and distributors, searching for new opportunities and potential customers, satisfactory customer service, maintaining key account relationships, and most important selling Poultry end market Double L products.
He has been apart of the poultry industry since a kid as he worked on the family farm. From that right into the integrator side of the poultry business before working with Double L. Needless to say Blake is well rounded in the business and understands the products.
Blake has a busy home life with his wife of 6 years, Jada and their two daughters, Wren and Tessa. When he isn’t chasing his girls around, he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, boating: really anything outside!
Courtney Duffy, Inside Sales Manager
Courtney Duffy is an Inside Sales Manager. She has been with Double L for since the summer of 2019 and enjoys helping customers. As the Inside Sales Manager, she processes orders, assist customers with product questions, quotes projects, and conducts product training for staff and customers.
Courtney and her husband Mark live in Monticello with their new son and pups! She is a new mom to little James who was born October of 2020. Between James and her two dogs, Betty the black lab and Bonnie the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, she has hands full!
When she isn’t at Double L, walking the dogs, or taking care of her little guy she loves cooking, kayaking, boating, camping, spending time with family, and wine/bourbon tastings.
Vicki Palmer, Poultry and Swine Sales
Vicki Palmer is a Poultry and Swine Sales Person. She has been a part of the Double L team since the Spring of 2021. As a Poultry and Swine Sales Person, she helps with customer calls customer meetings, searching for new opportunities, satisfactory customer service, maintaining key account relationships, and selling Poultry and swine end market Double L products to both distributors and integrators.
Vicki comes to Double L with 21 years’ experience in growing broilers and 14 years at Tyson Foods. She and her husband Jeff have been married for 15 years and have four daughters. Jeff builds custom cabinets and restores old homes. Together they enjoy spending free time gardening, kayaking, horseback riding, exploring the game reserve with their 3 dogs and most importantly spending time with their four daughters and grandson.
Matt Hicks, Director of Technical Support and International Business Development
Matthew Hicks is the Director of Technical Support and International Business Development. He has been a part of the Double L team since the Spring of 2021. As the Director of Technical Support and International Business Development, he is currently looking at different avenues for future business plans, providing technical assistance to the sales team and customers, and developing new products and markets.
Matthew enjoys spending time outdoors through activities such as hiking, biking, camping, mountain drives, and traveling to new places.