Association Leadership

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

Board of Directors

Steve Bechel
Steve Bechel
VP of Operations Eau Galle Cheese Factory
President
Doug Wilke
Doug Wilke
CEO Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc
First Vice President
Mike Sipple
Mike Sipple
VP Milk Procurement & Regional VP Operations Agropur Inc. - USA
Second Vice President
Mike Neu
Mike Neu
Senior Director, Food Cultures & Enzymes Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Treasurer
Chris Renard
Chris Renard
President Renard's Cheese
Secretary
Graham Archer
Graham Archer
Processing Director Cheese Evaporation & Drying Tetra Pak Inc.
Brian Baker
Brian Baker
President / CEO Baker Cheese, Inc.
Craig Filkouski
Craig Filkouski
VP of Operations Great Lakes Cheese Company Inc.
Jeff Gentine
Jeff Gentine
President & CEO Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.
Gary Gosda
Gary Gosda
Plant Manager Schuman Cheese - Lake Country Dairy
Thomas Dahmen
Thomas Dahmen
Sr. Plant Manager V&V Supremo Food Products - Chula Vista Cheese Company
Richard Guggisberg
Richard Guggisberg
President Guggisberg Cheese
Mike Hinrichsen
Mike Hinrichsen
Vice President of Manufacturing - Cheese and Whey Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Kyle Jensen
Kyle Jensen
Vice President of Cheese Sales & Marketing Hilmar Cheese Company
Randy LaGrander
Randy LaGrander
Vice President, Master Cheesemaker LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc.
Linda Lee
Linda Lee
Business Development Advisor Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. - Warehouse
Tim Omer
Tim Omer
President & Managing Director Emmi Roth
Chris Roelli
Chris Roelli
Roelli Cheese Co., Inc.
Paul Scharfman
Paul Scharfman
President Specialty Cheese Company, Inc.
Tayt Wuethrich
Tayt Wuethrich
Chairman of the Board/Vice President Grassland Dairy Products
Bruce Workman
Bruce Workman
Owner/Cheesemaker Edelweiss Creamery LLC