Edward Tilley

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Beverage and Dairy Foods, Kan.

Edward is responsible for the overall business and profit and loss for the Beverage and Dairy Foods Division, as well as the ingredient, powder and cheese manufacturing operations. He began his dairy cooperative career in 1986 with Associated Milk Producers, Inc. in Tulsa, Okla. He joined Mid-America Dairymen, Inc. in 1991 and assumed the position of vice president of contract manufacturing and business development after Mid-American merged with DFA. Edward was promoted to senior vice president in 2008 and became chief operating officer in 2012. Edward has spent his entire career in the dairy industry and has worked with leading food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies for more than 30 years.