Darigold, Inc., a Seattle-based dairy co-op, has hired three new executives, adding to its leadership strength as it continues a transformation aimed at modernization and global
growth. The co-op today announced that it has hired consumer-packaged goods leader Dan Hofmeister to the role of President of its Business-to-Consumer division, and proven dairy industry veterans Chris Rowe to the position President of its Business-to-Business division, and Dan Bukowski to the role of Senior Vice President of Sales.
The 100-year-old, farmer-owned co-op is building a new production facility in Central Washington (Pasco) to expand its capacity, updating its infrastructure, and making new investments in its brand and value-added products as it looks to expand its business globally.
Headquartered in Seattle, Darigold, Inc. is the marketing and processing subsidiary of Northwest Dairy Association (NDA), which is owned by nearly 300 family-owned dairy farms in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The co-op handles approximately 10 billion pounds of milk annually. Darigold produces a full line of dairy-based products for retail, foodservice, commodity, and specialty markets, and is one of the largest U.S. dairy processors. Darigold, Inc. operates 11 plants throughout the Northwest, processing high-quality milk produced by NDA farm families, and satellite offices in Mexico City, Mexico and Shanghai, China.