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World Dairy Expo Board Welcomes New Directors

March 11, 2013
WDE Exec Comm 2013

Olivier Hiers, Larry Purdom and Steve Blessing join a board of dairy business professionals from the U.S. and Canada.

Source : WDE news release

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo’s board of directors approved three new members at its annual meeting, held March 5 at the Alliant Energy Center. 

Above left: World Dairy Expo’s 2013 Executive Committee:

Front Row (L to R): Mike Holschbach, President; Debbie Crave, 1st Vice President; Steve Larson, 2nd Vice President and Al Deming, Secretary/ Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair.

Middle Row (L to R): Jim Crowley, Jr., Dairy Cattle Show Superintendent; Tom Morris, Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee Chair; Bob Kaiser, Interim General Manager and Dean Hermsdorf, Commercial Exhibitor Committee Chair.

Back Row (L to R): Jeff Lyons, WI DATCP; Bill Hageman, Jr., At-Large Director and Bill Barlass, Purebred Breeders of World Dairy Expo. 

The board is composed of a variety of dairy business professionals from the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1970 as World Dairy Expo, Inc. (WDE), the board serves in an advisory role to the management.

Three new members will join the board of directors. The new directors include Olivier Hiers, Larry Purdom and Steve Blessing.

Olivier Hiers, representing BouMatic, is the Global Marketing Director of that company. He had previously headed the European Marketing Division of BouMatic. Olivier has extensive marketing experience with RFID and medical device development. Additionally, he has hands-on experience as a milker in an Australia dairy. Olivier, Marissabel and their son, Kenneth recently relocated to Madison, Wis.

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