Jon Davis Appointed CEO of Davisco Foods International, Inc.

LE SUEUR, Minn., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Davisco Foods International, Inc. announces the appointment of Jon Davis as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2012.   Jon succeeds his father Mark and grandfather Stanley as CEO of Davisco Foods International. 

"Jon has grown up in our family business and the dairy industry, and has earned the opportunity to lead Davisco as we go forward," said Mark Davis, Chairman of the Board of Davisco Foods International.  Davis continues, "Jon has held various leadership positions, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer he was responsible for all aspects of the cheese and whey ingredient manufacturing facilities." 

Since the age of 14, Jon has worked in the family-owned business.  After graduating from the University of St. Thomas in 1992, Jon moved to Idaho to continue his involvement in the family business.  In 1995 Jon became the manager of Jerome Cheese Company.   In 2000, Jon was named Chief Operating Officer for all Davisco manufacturing operations, and, spearheaded the design, construction and commissioning of Davisco's green-field cheese and whey production facility in eastern South Dakota.   Jon adds, "I'm excited and honored to have the opportunity to succeed my father and grandfather.  It's a tremendous privilege, and, I look forward to the support of my family and our many long term, loyal associates at Davisco, as we continue our growth and look to our future successes."  

Mark Davis will remain active in his role as Chairman of Davisco's Board of Directors.

About Davisco Foods International, Inc.

Davisco Foods International, Inc. is a privately held, family-owned, international cheese and food ingredient company, headquartered in Le Sueur, MN. Davisco is the recognized world leader in whey protein research, technology, and production, serving as the global standard in the industry for whey protein purity and functionality. Davisco is the leader in ion-exchange processing and one of the largest manufacturers worldwide of whey protein isolates.  Davisco has facilities in Lake Norden, South Dakota (Lake Norden Cheese Company), Le Sueur, Minnesota (Le Sueur Cheese Company), Jerome, Idaho (Jerome Cheese Company) and Nicollet, Minnesota (Nicollet Food Ingredient Company).  Davisco produces over one million pounds of cheese each day.  Davisco processes 456,000,000 gallons of milk annually.  The Company is an Industry leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability; exemplified by the pristine wetland created from purified wastewater at its South Dakota facility.

Quality is the primary focus in Davisco's efforts to lead in food technology by manufacturing innovative cheese and proteins for health and nutrition.

For more information, visit www.daviscofoods.com or call 1-800-757-7611

SOURCE Davisco Foods International, Inc.



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