With new leadership sometimes comes some staff changes. That’s the case at DFA. They announced some changes today, “Rick Smith, president and chief executive officer of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. has announced a new management structure effective immediately.” The new management team looks like this:
John Wilson, senior vice president, marketing and industry affairs, oversees DFA’s national milk marketing system, customer relations, economic analysis, forward contracting, regulatory initiatives and governmental and public affairs.
David Geisler, senior vice president, legal and administration, is responsible for DFA’s activities related to legal, safety and risk management, crisis management, human resources, and communications and public relations.
Mark Korsmeyer, president, Dairy Food Products Group, supervises all manufacturing, sales, marketing, and research/development of dairy products and formulated milk beverages produced through DFA plants.
Joel Clark, senior vice president, accounting, manages DFA’s financial reporting and accounting services, credit management as well as producer payroll and information systems.
David Meyer, senior vice president, finance, directs DFA’s corporate finance, treasury and internal audit functions. Meyer serves as the primary liaison between DFA and the financial community.
Continuing to serve DFA’s senior management team and reporting to the CEO are DFA’s seven chief operating officers (COOs). They include: Jim Hahn, Southeast Area, Knoxville, Tenn.; David Jones, Southwest Area, Grapevine, Texas; Randy McGinnis, Central Area, Kansas City, Mo.; David Parrish, Western Area, Corona, Calif.; Glenn Wallace, Mideast Area, Fairlawn, Ohio; Greg Wickham, Northeast Area, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Greg Yando, Mountain Area, Thornton, Colo.
Also announced today:
Gerald L. “Jerry” Bos, chief financial officer of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), said that he will retire as head of the cooperative’s financial operations effective December 31, 2005. Jerry will, thereafter, serve in a consulting capacity to DFA.