427 South Main Street North Syracuse, NY 13212
P 315.452.6455 F 315.452.1643


About Northeast Dairy Association, Inc.

 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 Association, Inc. giving members an opportunity to meet and socialize with sales prospects and customers from all facets of the dairy industry.


Goals and Objectives

• 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


Board of Directors

President              Ozzie Orsillo, Evergreen Packaging
Vice President    Bill Elliott, Northeast Great Dane
Treasurer             Melissa Fryer, Alfa-Laval
Secretary              Ryan Osterhout, KCO Resource Management         

Executive Vice President            Bruce W. Krupke
Executive Assistant                        Leanne Ziemba

  • Bruce Alling, Plastipak
  • John Bucklin, WestRock
  • Dean Ellinwood, Dairy Farmers of America
  • Luke Jeffers, Rehrig Pacific Co.
  • Wendy Martin, Energy Partner Consultants
  • Gloria Little, Agri-Mark Cooperative
  • Bruce Ritenburg, Ritenburg Enterprises
  • Richard Wadhams, Earl T Wadhams, Inc.
  • Tristan Zuber, CHR Hansen


The Association created the following committees to advance it's goals and objectives:

a. Executive Committee
b. Convention Committee
c. Clambake Committee
d. Dairy Technology Committee
e. Labor 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, the Annual Northeast Dairy Convention and 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.