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
VP of Finance/Treasurer Klondike Cheese Company
President
Steve Bechel
Steve Bechel
VP of Operations Eau Galle Cheese Factory
First Vice President
Doug Wilke
Doug Wilke
CEO Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc
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 / CEO Baker Cheese, Inc.
Craig Filkouski
Craig Filkouski
VP of Operations Great Lakes Cheese Company Inc.
Jeff Gentine
President & CEO Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. (920)893-8432
Gary Gosda
Gary Gosda
Plant Manager Schuman Cheese - Lake Country Dairy
Richard Guggisberg
President Guggisberg Cheese (330)893-2500
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
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
Mark Witke
Mark Witke
President Zimmerman Cheese
Tayt Wuethrich
Tayt Wuethrich
Chairman of the Board/Vice President Grassland Dairy Products
Chris Renard
President Renard's Cheese (920)487-2825
Bruce Workman
Owner/Cheesemaker Edelweiss Creamery LLC (608)558-2717