Leadership Staff

Joe Diglio
President & CEO

Sheila Burkhardt
Sr. Director of Member & Government Relations

Gasper Calandrino
Director of Engineering

Molly Costaris
Director of Finance

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 Member Services

Judy Lofgren
Sr. Director of Sales & Supply Chain

Cliff Merritt
Ovid Plant Manager

Brad Parks
Director of Business Development

Chris Soehnlen
Canton Plant Manager

Greg Soehnlen
Chief Operating & Business Development Officer

Jeannie Strain
Corporate Controller

Therese Tierney
Director of Accounting

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

Aaron Gasper, Lowell

Bruce Lewis, Jonesville

Bruce Benthem, McBain

Kris Wardin, St. Johns

District Directors

Brian Preston, Quincy
District 1

Tim Hood, Paw Paw
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