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DCI Cheese Company: Spurred by growth, DCI Cheese Company increases staff

Contact: Kristy Klug

RICHFIELD, Wis., February 8, 2010 – DCI Cheese Company, a leading importer, distributor and marketer of specialty cheeses and other restaurant-quality prepared foods, announces the addition of four new employees: Michael Sparda, Sales Director - East Coast; Bryan Lehner, Staff Accountant; Carol Menozzi, Merchandiser; and Kristy Klug, Marketing Communications Specialist. Additionally, five current employees have been promoted: Katie Jury, Marketing Supervisor; Sue Margelofsky, Supply Planner; Brian Loch, Sales Manager; Vivian Long, Regional Sales Manager; and Marilyn Levinsohn, Director of Import & Trade Compliance.

“We continue to experience tremendous demand for our product lines,” said Tim Omer, President. “This is an exciting time of growth for our company and we’re adding to our staff to ensure the high level of satisfaction our consumers have come to expect.”

Michael Sparda

Michael Sparda joins DCI as Sales Director - East Coast. Sparda will be responsible for growing sales from DCI’s New Jersey office and will manage the sales staff in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining DCI, Sparda was with White Wave Foods where he worked as a Sales Director for three and one half years. Prior to that, he worked at Kraft Foods for ten years as a Region Sales Director. Sparda received his Bachelor’s Degree from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.

"Michael brings a wealth of experience in managing both projects and people,” said Omer. “We are excited to have him on the DCI team and think he will be immediately effective in our fast-paced environment."

Carol Menozzi

Carol Menozzi joins DCI as Merchandiser. She will work closely with one of DCI’s largest accounts in the Southeast region. Prior to joining DCI, Menozzi worked at Mattel, Inc. for 15 years in a variety of retail service positions. Menozzi received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.

Bryan Lehner, CPA

Bryan Lehner joins DCI as a Staff Accountant. Lehner received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He has as passed all four section of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. While attending school, Lehner was an Accounting/Budget Intern at Presto Products Company.

Kristy Klug

Kristy Klug joins DCI as Marketing Communications Specialist. She joins the company after four years with Irgens Development Partners where she worked as a Manager of Marketing & Graphics. Prior to that she served as Marketing Coordinator for Corporate Group and Cousins Submarines, Inc. Klug received her Bachelor’s Degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Ia.

Katie Jury

Katie Jury has been promoted to Marketing Supervisor. She has been with DCI since November, 2005.

Sue Margelofsky

Sue Margelofsky has been promoted to Supply Planner. She has served in a variety of roles since joining DCI in September, 1998.

Brian Loch

Brian Loch has been promoted to Sales Manager. He has been with DCI since September, 2008.

Vivian Long

Vivian Long has been promoted to Regional Sales Manager. She has been with DCI since February, 2007.

Marilyn Levinsohn

Marilyn Levinsohn has been promoted to Director of Import & Trade Compliance. She has been with DCI since October, 2003.

Sparda, Long and Levinsohn will work from the Carlstadt, N.J., office. Menozzi will be supporting DCI’s Bentonville, Ark., office from her home office in Florida. Lehner, Klug, Jury, Margelofsky and Loch will work out of the company’s headquarters in Richfield, Wis.

About DCI Cheese Company

An innovative leader in the cheese industry since 1975, Richfield, Wisconsin-based DCI Cheese Company is the largest importer and marketer of specialty cheeses and other restaurant-quality prepared foods in the United States. The company offers an impressive portfolio of fully-owned or exclusively-held imported and domestic specialty cheese brands including Black Diamond®, Goldy’s®, Joan of Arc®, King’s Choice®, Meza®, Nikos®, Organic Creamery® and Salemville®, among others. DCI’s value-added products can be found in restaurants, grocery stores, club stores and specialty shops across the country. DCI’s mission is to be the leading solution-based provider in the cheese industry and actively seeks strategic partnerships to expand their manufacturing, branding, sales, marketing and distribution. For more information on DCI Cheese Company and their portfolio of specialty cheese and prepared food brands, visit http://www.dcicheeseco.com.

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