Some leadership changes at Foremost Farms USA: with the retirement of Dave Fuhrmann, Mike Doyle became president and CEO of the cooperative effective October 1st. Doyle has announced Jim Hamm will fill the newly-created position of vice-president strategy and business development. Hamm joined Foremost Farms in 2008 as director of financial planning and analysis. He became director of strategic planning and investment in 2012. Hamm’s new position covers strategic planning, business analysis and investments, and information services.
Mark Graupman has been promoted to vice president-finance, he will guide financial and human resources for the company. A 32-year veteran with the co-op, Graupman was director of finance and controller since 2012. Prior to that he served as corporate controller and controller at Foremost Farms and predecessor Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative.
Headquartered in Baraboo with sales of more than $1.8 billion, Foremost Farms USA is the 6th-largest dairy cooperative in the country. The co-op serves farmers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.