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

CEO

Bio coming soon …

Mark Hocking

Mark Hocking

CFO

Mark Hocking is the CFO of United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) in Tempe, AZ. Mark joined UDA in 1992, is a Certified Public Accountant…

Ashley Ellixson

Ashley Ellixson

Chief Business Operations Officer

Ashley Ellixson is the EVP of Legal and Risk Management 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…

Kristen McCarthy

Kristen McCarthy

VP of People Operations

With 20 years of experience in Human Resources across a variety of industries, Kristen McCarthy is a versatile leader…

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…

Heidi Myers

Heidi Myers

Director of Quality and Food Safety

Heidi Myers is a Director of Food Safety & Quality who establishes and maintains food safety and quality policies…

Doug Hubby

Doug Hubby

Director of Customer Compliance and Dairy Services

With 29 years of experience in the Dairy Industry across a variety of industries, Doug Hubby is a versatile leader with proven success delivering strategic programs at the corporate and farm levels…
Dave Kedzierski

Dave Kedzierski

VP of Quality and Food Safety

Dave Kedzierski was recently hired as UDA’s VP of Food Safety & Quality. He brings 25+ years of global food & dairy experience with expertise…