Leadership Staff

Joe Diglio
President & CEO

Sheila Burkhardt
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Gasper Calandrino
Director of Engineering

Ben Chapin
Director of Member Services

Molly Costaris
Director of Commodity Sales

Dave Davis
Constantine Plant Manager

Tom Downey
Chief Financial Officer

John Fritzler
Director of Logistics & Plant Production Planning

Sudeep Jain
Director of Quality

Kelly Kerrigan
Director of Human Resources

Dean Letter
Director of Cooperative Services & Insurance

Judy Lofgren
Director of Retail Sales

Cliff Merritt
Ovid Plant Manager

Brad Parks
Director of FP&A and Business Development

Chris Soehnlen
Canton Plant Manager

Greg Soehnlen
Chief Operating & Business Development Officer

Jeannie Strain
Corporate Controller

Therese Tierney
Director of Accounting

Steve Williams
Information Technology Director

Board of Directors

The MMPA board of directors is comprised of 13 dairy farmer members elected by MMPA delegates. These directors serve three-year terms and work with cooperative management to set the strategic direction of the co-op and make decisions to ensure the current and future success of the business.


Doug Chapin, Board Chairman

Tony Jandernoa, Board Vice Chairman

Eric Frahm, Treasurer

Joe Diglio, President and CEO

Tom Downey, Assistant Treasurer

Sheila Burkhardt, Secretary

Greg Soehnlen, COO

Todd Hoppe, General Counsel


Carlton Evans, Litchfield, MI

Aaron Gasper, Lowell, MI

Kurt Steiner, Creston, OH

Bruce Benthem, McBain, MI

Kris Wardin, St. Johns, MI

District Directors

Brian Preston, Quincy
District 1

Brian DeMann, Martin
District 2

Bill Stakenas, Free Soil
District 3

Corby Werth, Alpena
District 4

Doug Chapin, Remus
District 5

Tony Jandernoa, Fowler
District 6

Eric Frahm, Frankenmuth
District 7

Scott Lamb, Jeddo
District 8