The Northeast Dairy Association, Inc. was formed for the dedication to the growth and advancement of the dairy food industry.

Our Association consists of over 200 member companies including international businesses as well as small, family owned companies, all of whom distribute goods and services to the dairy industry.

The members of the Northeast Dairy Association, Inc. are administered by a Board of Directors elected bi-annually from the general membership. Director meetings are held three times a year, as well as during the annual meeting, held at the convention each year. The members are governed by by-laws that provide specific direction and guidelines in compliance with association business law.

Throughout the year, NDA members take advantage of the many activities and programs sponsored by Northeast Dairy Foods Assoc., Inc giving members an opportunity to meet and socialize with sales prospects and customers from all facets of the dairy industry.

The Current Board of Directors and Executive Officers elected are:

President - Kurt Platzbecker, Regional Manager, Tetra-Pak, Inc.

Vice Presicent - Michael Cryan, Regional Representative, Keevily Spero-Whitelaw, Inc

Treasurer - Ozzie Orsillo, Director of Sales Adjacent Markets, Evergreen Packaging

Secretary - Ron Pietraszek, Market Segment Leader-Food and Beverage, Schneider Packaging Equipment

Executive Officer - Bruce Ritenburg III, Sales, Ritenburg Enterprises
xecutive Vice President – Bruce W. Krupke

Executive Assistant – Leanne Ziemba

Bruce Alling, Commercial Manager, Elopak, Inc.

Joseph Andrews, Regional Sales Manager, DSM Food Specialities

Bill Elliott, Sales/Johnson Truck Bodies, Northeast Great Dane

Peter Garafalo, Business Analyst, Derry Management Services

Luke Jeffers, Dairy Industry Manager, Rehrig Pacific Co.

Brian Kelly, Sales Representative, Virginia Dare

Gloria Little, Transportation Coordinator, Agri-Mark Cooperative

Richard Longo, President, RAL Services, Inc.

Ryan Osterhout, COO & Managing Partner, KCO Rescource Management

Bruce Ritenburg, III, Sales, Ritenburg Enterprises, Inc.

Howard VanBuren, Senior Technical Account Manager, CHR Hansen

Tristan Zuber, Dairy Processing Extension Associate, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

An organization dedicated to the growth and advancement of the dairy food industry through professional communication and interaction.

To provide a professional atmosphere for members to network with those engaged in the business of the dairy food industry
Support the advancement, development and dissemination of dairy technology and information.
Promote the recruitment of future leaders and support for students and educational institutions that have interests in the dairy food industry
Enhance the wellbeing of the dairy food industry to increase sales and consumption

The Association will create the following committees to advance the goals and objectives of the Association:
a. Executive Committee
b. Convention Committee
c. Clambake Committee
d. Dairy Technology Committee

Functions held, sponsored, managed and supported by the three previous organizations will continue under the new association. These functions include the July Clambake in Syracuse, NY; September Northeast Dairy Convention; Dairy Technology meetings.

Educational institutions that have a direct interest in the dairy food industry will be supported in many ways including scholarships and direct contributions.

It will be the intent of the Northeast Dairy Association to supply members with information resources such as a website, newsletters, alerts, invitations to events and meetings, outings and workshops.

All industries, companies, businesses and enterprises interested in working with and supporting the dairy industry in the Northeast are invited to participate and join the Northeast Dairy Association, Inc.

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Northeast Dairy Association, Inc.
427 South Main Street , North Syracuse, NY 13212-2863 (t) 315-452-6455 (f) 315-452-1643