Forward progress would not be possible without those who've paved the way before us. Such is the path Ed Mullins has carved out as Prairie Farms Dairy's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. In a recent announcement, Mullins decided to step down from this role.
As he steps down from CEO and EVP, Mullins will be taking up the helm as Senior Executive Officer. His market strategy is backed by a tenure of over 40 years at Prairie Farms. According to a press release, he will continue to be actively involved in the company's day-to-day operations.
Matt McClelland has been named as his successor.
Currently serving as Senior Vice President of Sales, McClelland, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. McClelland joined Prairie Farms in 1991 and has held numerous leadership positions in sales and operations, giving him a unique edge as he enters this new role.
Tony Graves, Prairie Farms' Board President, commented on this landmark executive transition.
"On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Ed for his extraordinary commitment to Prairie Farms during the past four decades and thank Matt for accepting the CEO position," said Graves. "Ed and Matt have a combined 70-years of service to Prairie Farms, and we are proud of their exceptional leadership. As they assume their new roles, the Board has great confidence in their expertise to lead our cooperative into the next phase of growth."
The transition is expected to become effective on January 1, 2022.
Congratulations to these industry leaders as they enter their new roles!