EDWARDSVILLE, BAD. – Ed Mullins is stepping down as CEO and Executive Vice President of Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. to take on a new senior executive role. Matt McClelland, currently senior vice president, will replace Mr. Mullins in the first place of the dairy co-op.
Mr. Mullins has worked for Prairie Farms for over 40 years and will continue to be involved in day-to-day operations. Mr. McClelland joined the co-op in 1991 and has held a number of managerial positions in sales and operations. The transition will take effect on January 1, 2022.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Ed for his extraordinary commitment to Prairie Farms over the past four decades and to Matt for accepting the role of CEO,” said Tony Graves, Chairman of the Board of administration of Prairie Farms. “Ed and Matt have 70 years of service with Prairie Farms, and we are proud of their exceptional leadership. As they assume their new roles, the Board of Directors has great confidence in their expertise to lead our cooperative into the next phase of growth. . “
With annual sales of over $ 3 billion, Prairie Farms Dairy produces and distributes milk, cheese and cultured dairy products to grocery chains, big box stores, clubs, convenience stores, and retail stores. dollar, drugstores and food outlets in the Midwest and South. The cooperative includes more than 700 farming families, 8,100 employees, 50 manufacturing plants, more than 100 distribution facilities.