Agropur Ingredients: Structured for success in food business

Media Contact: Corrie Reilly, Marketing & Communications (608) 781-2345, [email protected]

Agropur Ingredients structured for success in food business

La Crosse, WI, April 30, 2015 – Agropur Ingredients recently announced the following promotions and structural developments within the Business Unit Ingredients.

Mike Homewood, Vice President of Sales, will assume all sales responsibilities for the business unit. Mr. Homewood will now have five direct reports, which include Rob Hollnagel Jr., Terese O’Neill, Carla Fabian, Gerry Buescher, and Krysta Sunne.

As Contract Manufacturing – Director of Sales, Rob Hollnagel Jr will direct Sports Nutrition, Contract Blending, Contract Packaging, and Contract Agglomeration sales areas.

Terese O’Neill will lead the sales segments of Frozen Dessert, Bakery Ingredients Ingredient Distribution and Cheese Ingredients within her role of Ingredients – Director of Sales.

Within the scope of Carla Fabian’s role as Health & Wellness – Director of Sales she will oversee the sales segment of Beverage Ingredients. The unit’s marketing department which is led by recently named Marketing & Communications Manager, Corrie Reilly, will also report into Mrs. Fabian.

New Business Development activities will be managed by Gerry Buescher who was promoted to this Director position to assist in the development of new branded ingredients. Rebecca Dulek will be transferring into this newly formed team under Mr. Buescher as New Business Development – Account Manager.

Krysta Sunne, Customer Sales Supervisor, manages the company’s sales support team which interacts with all sales focus groups.

Additionally, Jill Rippe, the company’s longstanding Director of R&D, has joined the Management Committee for the Unit.

About Agropur Ingredients

Agropur Ingredients is a global leader in supplying the food, beverage & nutritional industries with superior quality contract manufacturing services and innovative functional ingredients. Whether objectives are to streamline production processes, improve texture, increase shelf-life, enhance nutrition, boost output, balance cost, or achieve better sensory perception – Agropur Ingredients has a solution for you. As part of Agropur Dairy Cooperative we are global in our vertical integration and equipped to assist in all facets of product sourcing, formulation, manufacturing, testing, packaging, and distribution.

Agropur Ingredients functional ingredients business sector supports the dairy, bakery, beverage and cheese industries through brands including: Cornerstone®, Keystone®, FlavoGen®, BakiGen®, Capstone®, DariGen®, PZ-44® and Reddi-Sponge®. For more information, email [email protected] or visit and

About Agropur Founded in 1938, Agropur Cooperative is a leading player in the North American dairy industry with sales of more than $4.7 billion as of the end of 2014. The Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,473 dairy producer members and 8,000 employees. Agropur now processes more than 5.4 billion liters of milk per year in its 40 plants across North America and boasts an impressive line of well-known brands and products, including Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Central Dairies, Sealtest, biPro, Island Farms, Agropur Grand Cheddar, and the Ultima Foods joint venture’s iögo and Olympic brands.