Leadership

Decades of experience

Our team leads with decades of experience within the dairy products and manufacturing industry under their belt.

Many of our leaders gained experience by working their way up through various positions in the UDA plant. Such exposure to many different areas within our company results in hands-on leaders with big- picture vision.

Robert Chesler

Robert Chesler

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Chesler is Chief Executive Officer for United Dairymen of Arizona…

 

Josh susany

Josh susany

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) in Tempe, AZ…

Ashley Ellixson

Ashley Ellixson

Chief Business Operations Officer

In her role, CBOO at United Dairymen of Arizona. In her role, Ashley oversees…

Steve Baxley

Steve Baxley

SVP of Operations

Steve Baxley is the Sr. Vice President of Operations for United Dairymen of
Arizona, a milk marketing cooperative based in Tempe, AZ…

Dave Kedzierski

Dave Kedzierski

SVP of Business Transformation

Dave Kedzierski brings 25+ years of global food & dairy experience with expertise…

Stephen Jaffe

Stephen Jaffe

VP of Information Technology

During the last 20 years, Stephen Jaffe has been a ground up partner to dozens of industries and verticals including manufacturing…

jon hersam

jon hersam

Interim VP of People Operations

Heidi Myers

Heidi Myers

Director of Lab and Supplier Quality

Heidi Myers is Director of Lab & Supplier Quality who establishes and maintains food safety and quality policies…

Doug Hubby

Doug Hubby

Director of Customer Compliance and Dairy Services

Doug Hubby is a versatile leader with proven success delivering strategic programs at the corporate and farm levels…

Sales and Trading

Grant Gondell

Grant Gondell

Head of Global Commodities

Todd Wittlinger

Todd Wittlinger

VP of Commercial & Business Development

AJ Cecconi

AJ Cecconi

Director of Commercial & Business Development

Kristen Gardner

Kristen Gardner

Director of Export Operations & Logistics

Matt Glasser

Matt Glasser

Director of Portfolio Management