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Greg Schlafer, President and CEO, recently announced organizational changes to his Executive Leadership Team as part of an overall plan to rebuild the company and continue Formeost Farms on its path to profitability.

As part of the cooperative’s rebuilding strategy, Declan Roche, Vice President Dairy Ingredients, now serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. Roche joined Foremost Farms in February 2016 as Senior Director of Sales on the Ingredients business and was promoted to Vice President Dairy Ingredients in 2017.

Additionally, Robert (Bob) Bascom, Vice President Finance, has assumed the role of Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Bascom joined Foremost Farms in July 2017 as Senior Director Finance and was promoted to Vice President Finance in 2019.

“Congratulations to Declan and Bob on their new roles,” said Schlafer. “Both have worked hard and shown great dedication to rebuilding this organization. Our farmer-owners need us to return to profitability, and I believe we are on that path.”

About Foremost Farms

Foremost Farms USA® is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. They offer innovative solutions, technical services and customized products, ingredients and packaging for their foodservice, food processing, distributor and pharmaceutical customers. As a dairy cooperative, they are owned by 1,100 dairy farmers who supply their high-quality milk. Their flexible, diverse plant network allows them to manufacture the products and ingredients that are most in demand – and provide a strong, secure market for their member-owners’ milk. For more information call 800-362-9196, visit Foremost Farms USA® on Facebook, or