Association Leadership

This 21-member group of elected industry representatives is charged with directing the Association’s strategy and spending.

Board of Directors

Dave Buholzer
Dave Buholzer
Secretary/Treasurer Klondike Cheese Company
President
Steve Bechel
Steve Bechel
VP of Operations Eau Galle Cheese Factory
First Vice President
Chris Sandretti
Chris Sandretti
VP, ERP Divisional Business Lead Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. (262)327-2447
Second Vice President
Mike Neu
Mike Neu
Senior Director, Food Cultures & Enzymes Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Treasurer
Greg Siegenthaler
Greg Siegenthaler
VP Milk Marketing and Supply Chain Grande Cheese Company
Secretary
Brian Baker
Brian Baker
President Baker Cheese, Inc.
Jim Bleick
Jim Bleick
Graf Creamery
Craig Filkouski
Craig Filkouski
Vice President of Operations Great Lakes Cheese Company Inc.
Gary Gosda
Gary Gosda
Plant Manager Schuman Cheese - Lake Country Dairy
Mike Hinrichsen
Mike Hinrichsen
Vice President of Manufacturing - Cheese and Whey Associated Milk Producers Inc. - Jim Falls (715)385-4113
Randy LaGrander
Randy LaGrander
Vice President, Master Cheesemaker LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc.
Linda Lee
Linda Lee
Senior Sales Manager Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. - Off Site Office (563)340-3827
Craig Linz
Craig Linz
Customer and Category Manager, Cheese & Whey Tetra Pak Inc.
Ken Meyers
Ken Meyers
President & CEO MCT Dairies, Inc.
Tim Omer
Tim Omer
President & Managing Director Emmi Roth USA
Paul Scharfman
Paul Scharfman
President Specialty Cheese Company, Inc. (608)575-0285
Mike Sipple
Mike Sipple
VP Milk Procurement & Regional VP Operations Agropur Inc. - USA (920)944-0990
Jeff Wideman
Jeff Wideman
Master Cheesemaker Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc.
Doug Wilke
Doug Wilke
CEO Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc
Mark Witke
Mark Witke
President Zimmerman Cheese
Tayt Wuethrich
Tayt Wuethrich
Chairman of the Board/Vice President Grassland Dairy Products