Association Leadership

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

Board of Directors

Kim Heiman
Kim Heiman
President Nasonville Dairy, Inc. (715)676-2177
President
Kerry Henning
Kerry Henning
President Henning Cheese, Inc.
First Vice President
Dave Buholzer
Dave Buholzer
Secretary/Treasurer Klondike Cheese Company
Second Vice President
Chris Sandretti
Chris Sandretti
VP, ERP Divisional Business Lead Saputo Cheese USA Inc. (262)327-2447
Treasurer
Steve Bechel
Steve Bechel
VP of Operations Eau Galle Cheese Factory
Secretary
Paul Scharfman
Paul Scharfman
President Specialty Cheese Company, Inc. (608)575-0285
Mike Neu
Mike Neu
Senior Vice President, Food Cultures & Enzymes Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Craig Filkouski
Craig Filkouski
Vice President of Operations Great Lakes Cheese Company Inc.
Jeff Wideman
Jeff Wideman
Master Cheesemaker Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc.
Gary Gosda
Gary Gosda
Plant Manager Schuman Cheese - Lake Country Dairy
Brian Baker
Brian Baker
President Baker Cheese, Inc.
Greg Siegenthaler
Greg Siegenthaler
VP Milk Marketing and Supply Chain Grande Cheese Company
Kyle Jensen
Kyle Jensen
VP & General Manager Hilmar Cheese Company
Craig Linz
Craig Linz
Customer and Category Manager, Cheese & Whey Tetra Pak Inc.
Ken Meyers
Ken Meyers
President & CEO MCT Dairies, Inc.
Linda Lee
Linda Lee
Senior Sales Consultant Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. (563)468-6628
Jim Bleick
Jim Bleick
Graf Creamery
Mark Witke
Mark Witke
President Zimmerman Cheese
Tayt Wuethrich
Tayt Wuethrich
Chairman of the Board/Vice President Grassland Dairy Products
Doug Wilke
Doug Wilke
CEO Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc
Matt Zimbric
Matt Zimbric
Sr. Director of Cheese Technology Foremost Farms USA