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Ed Welch new AMPI CEO

00:00AM Sep 15, 2008

      The Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), New Ulm, Minn. has named Ed Welch the co-op's  president and CEO, effective Oct. 1. He succeeds Mark Furth, who is retiring after 38 years with AMPI, the last 19 as president and CEO.
      Welch currently serves as AMPI's chief operating officer, and has been with the co-op for 25 years. He managed AMPI cheese plants and member services in western Wisconsin before being named AMPI COO.
      "AMPI's dedication to dairy farmers and our reputation in the dairy industry will continue to grow under Ed's leadership," says AMPI Board Chairman Paul Toft. "[Ed] understands the AMPI vision and the cooperative foundation on which we are built."
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