The following changes were made to the DPC's Board at the 43rd Annual Conference, held in Madison, WI, November 7 - 9, 2012:
New President: Rebecca Piston (HP Hood, LLC) was elected to a three year term as President of the Dairy Practices Council. Piston replaced Mike Schutz, whose term expired.
New Vice President: Bebe Zabilansky (Bruns Bros Process Equipment) was elected to a three year term as Vice President of the Dairy Practices Council. Zabilansky replaced Rebecca Piston, whose term expired.
Board Member's terms extended: Both Patrick Healy (USDA Market Administrator, Lenexa, KS), and Greg Leach (Losurdo Foods, Huevelton, NY) were both elected to second three year terms on the Board
New Board Members: Ron Geiser (Dairy Farmers of America, Orrville, OH) and John Partridge (Michigan State University) were elected to three year terms on the Board. Geiser replaced Neil Bendixen on the Board, whose term expired. Partridge was previously the Director of Task Force II, the Plant Equipment and Procedures task force. Partridge replaced Chuck Boeneke on the Board, whose term expired
Board position vacated: Robert Peters (University of Maryland) vacated his position on the Board. Peters represented Education/Production, and was a Board Member for four years. This position remains unfilled as of this writing.
New Task Force Directors:
Allen Sayler (Center for Food Safety and Regulatory Solutions) became the new Director of Task Force II, Plant Equipment and Procedures, replacing John Partridge.
Brendan Murphy (Diversey / Sealed Air, Inc) became the new Director of Task Force III, Laboratory & Quality Control Procedures, replacing Nancy Carey.
Mike Piche' (Dairymaster USA, Inc) became the new Director of Task Force V, Milking Systems and Procedures, replacing Charlie Miller.
Christopher Hylkema (NY State Dept of Agriculture & Markets) became the new Director of Task Force VI, Small Ruminants, replacing Dan Scruton.
See the full list of Board and Task Force Directors here.
See information about the Task Forces here.
See the Task Force Directors, past & present, here.
See the Executive Board Members, past & present, here.