Agropur Ingredients: Expands technical cheese team with Buescher addition

Corrie Reilly
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La Crosse, Wisconsin – Agropur Ingredients recently announced the hiring of Gerry Buescher as a Technical Sales Account Manager for the company’s Cheese Division.

In this new role, Buescher will be reporting to Mike Homewood and working directly with Cole Johnson. The team’s main focus will be to further progress Agropur Ingredients portfolio of cheese-focused functional ingredients including Capstone® Anti-Caking Agents and Keystone® Stabilizer Systems.

“We are very excited to have Gerry onboard here at Agropur Ingredients,” said Mike Homewood, Vice President of Ingredients Sales. “He brings many years of technical experience in formulations of cheese analogues, processed cheese, and cheese sauces to our team which will help jump start our sales of functional ingredients into those areas.”

Buescher joins the team with over five years of technical sales experience and over ten years of Product Development/Formulations experience in the food industry. He received dual degrees in Biotechnology and in Food Science & Technology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

About Agropur Ingredients
Celebrating 2013 as its commencement year, Agropur Ingredients brings together the manufacturing and formulation strength of: Agropur’s Cheese & Ingredients Division; Agropur MSI, LLC, formerly Main Street Ingredients; and the newly acquired Foremost Farms USA Dry Blending Business. With an extensive ingredient portfolio, both in Canada and the US, Agropur Ingredients services the nutritional, dairy, bakery, beverage and cheese industries with brands such as: Cornerstone® Proteins, Keystone® Stabilizer Systems, Capstone® Anti‐Caking Agents, Crino® Premium Dairy Ingredients, IsoChill® Value‐Added Ingredients, their new generation of ingredients, BakiGen® Bakery Ingredients and DariGen® Select Specialty Powders, as well as PZ‐44® and Reddi‐Sponge® Dough Conditioners. Coming soon – to launch winter of 2013!

About Agropur
Founded in 1938, Agropur is an important player in the North American dairy industry. With sales of $3.8 billion, the Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,400 dairy producer owners and 6,000 employees. Agropur processes more than 3.3 billion liters of milk per year in its 28 plants across Canada and the United States, and boasts an impressive line of products that includes such prestigious brands as Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Central Dairies, Sealtest, Island Farms, Agropur Grand Cheddar and iögo. For more information, please visit