Sept. 2 2022 01:33 PM

David Lynn named interim CEO

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Agri-Mark’s Chairman of the Board, James “Cricket” Jacquier, announced today that David Lynn, SVP Top Operations Officer, has been named interim CEO. Lynn replaces Bill Beaton who stepped down as CEO earlier this week.

The Board conveys its appreciation to Bill for his more than 12 years of service to the cooperative and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

Agri-Mark’s Board of Directors will be initiating a national CEO search in the coming weeks.

David Lynn has been with Agri-Mark for five years. He started as SVP Operations and was promoted to SVP Top Operations in September 2020. David has nearly 27 years of experience in consumer packaged goods and food manufacturing. Prior to Agri-Mark, David worked for the Kroger Company for 12 years. The last three years of which he was Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s subsidiary, Turkey Hill Dairy. David’s experience includes roles with L’Oréal USA, Hillshire Farm and seven years in the United States Navy.

“Having worked with David for the last five years, the Board is confident that he has the knowledge and experience to lead our business and make this transition as seamless as possible,” said Jacquier. “David has tremendous respect for our members, employees and brands. He has been problem solving, building teams and driving change for decades. We look forward to David’s leadership and vision in his new role as interim CEO.”