The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has revealed Dave Buholzer of Klondike Cheese Company has been elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors, beginning July 1. Steve Bechel of Eau Galle Cheese Factory will serve as First Vice President and Chris Sandretti of Saputo Cheese USA will serve as Second Vice President. Mike Neu of Chr. Hansen has been elected Treasurer, and Greg Siegenthaler of Grande Cheese Company has been elected Secretary.
“WCMA’s Board of Directors has enthusiastically supported new endeavors to address the nationwide labor shortage and to advocate for state and federal programs designed to boost dairy processing. We thank them for their leadership,” said WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer. “Now, we welcome new perspectives that will help us build on our current programming and better serve all our members.”
According to a press release, WCMA also announced that Mike Hinrichsen of Associated Milk Producers, Inc., Randy LaGrander of LaGrander’s Hillside Dairy, Tim Omer of Emmi Roth USA, and Mike Sipple of Agropur Inc. will join the 2019-20 Board of Directors as well.
The 2019-20 Board of Directors also includes:
WCMA said the members express “deep appreciation to directors retiring” from the Board this year: current President Kim Heiman of Nasonville Dairy, current First Vice President Kerry Henning of Henning’s Cheese, Kyle Jensen of Hilmar Cheese, and Jeff Kent and Matt Zimbric of Foremost Farms USA.
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