Keith Gomes Joins Dairy Farmers Of America

Gomes will serve as chief operating officer of Dairy Food Products
November 3, 2008

Kansas City, Mo. - The Board of Directors and management of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) are pleased to announce the addition of Keith Gomes to the cooperative. Gomes will serve as chief operating officer of DFA’s Dairy Food Products division.

Gomes has more than 20 years of production and business management experience in the dairy industry. He began his career with production and supervision roles at Golden Cheese, and was later involved in quality assurance and plant management in the Adohr Farms fluid and cultured facilities in California.

Most recently, Gomes has served since 1999 as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of California Dairies, Inc.

In his role at DFA, Gomes will be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of plant expansions, future plant locations and production associated with dairy ingredients. Gomes also will support existing facilities with a focus on continuous improvement of high quality, low-cost production.

“We are very pleased that Keith has joined us in our commitment to secure new markets for our members’ milk through dairy ingredients,” says Mark Korsmeyer, president, Dairy Food Products. “He brings valuable experience in the industry and will be a tremendous asset to our cooperative.”

Keith and his family will reside in Visalia, Calif.