Midwest Professional Reps


Chris Merritt - Iowa


Chris joined MPR as a partner in 2001.

His varied industry experience of 35 years includes foodservice operations manager while in college, dealer contract sales person and installer, direct manufacturer representative and regional sales manager.  Besides his loving family of course, his interests include but are not limited to performance art especially music, outdoor activities/sports and physical fitness of all kinds, community involvement and his dogs.  

Phone: (319)631-5018

email: chris@midproreps.com


Matt O' Donnell - Kansas/Western Missouri

 A Graduate of the  University of Kansas in 1987 , Matt got his start as a manufacturer's representative in  1989 .  After working for 2 other rep groups , Matt was offered a Partnership with Midwest Professional Reps in 1996 .  Matt has served on numerous Rep Councils and most recently stepped down as a Board Member of MAFSI . Matt's outside interests involve Coaching High School Rugby, and exercising . To relieve the stress of coaching and exercising , he enjoys ( making  ) Beer and imbibing in  Bourbon and Wine. 

Phone: (913)707-4994

email: matt@midproreps.com


Chad Ridgway - Nebraska/ Kansas


Chad has been with Midwest Professional Reps for 16 years.  Chad brings passion and enthusiasm to work daily which translates into making a lot of friends and customers. 

Chad is a graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City, a lifelong Kansas Citian & a HUGE Royals & Chiefs fan.  Chad is always looking to have fun, laugh & eat good food! In his spare time he can be found listening to live music, trying to influence young people through coaching basketball & football or working in his yard.  He’ll be the 1st one you’ll hear encouraging his son & his teammates from the sidelines, the 1st one to join you at a music venue and the 1st one to point out the stripes in his yard.  


email: Chad@midproreps.com


Eric Reed - Missouri/Southern Illinois

As outside sales and corporate chef, Eric covers Southern Illinois and Missouri for MPR. Our newest addition, Eric spent 10+ years in foodservice operations before joining us. When not working, you'll probably catch him enjoying any music and food he can find. 

Phone: (618)830-9841

email: eric@midproreps.com


Katie Hahn - Quotation Specialist



Katie Hahn is MPR Quotation Specialist for MO, IL, KS, IA, and NE.  When you call the office she is the one you always speak to.  She has been with MPR since September, 2004.  In her spare time and not working, you can be sure that Katie is spending all her time with her family.

Phone: (636)938-5575

email: katie@midproreps.com


Greg Gates - Missouri



Phone: (636)938-5575

email: greg@midproreps.com