Lowell Richardson Joins CDI Executive Staff

Nov 06, 2014

VISALIA, Calif. — California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), the second largest dairy processing cooperative in the nation, welcomed Lowell Richardson to its executive staff as Senior Vice President Human Resources on November 1, 2014. In this role, he will oversee CDI’s HR department with a special focus on labor relations, succession planning and talent management. Richardson will report to Andrei Mikhalevsky, president and CEO.

Richardson brings a wealth of senior human resource management experience to CDI including expertise in training and development, talent management, labor relations, benefits management and operations management. For the past seven years, Richardson has been employed by Dean Foods where he held the roles of director human resources, senior director human resources and, most recently, vice president human resources. Previously, he spent 10 years at Amcor Sunclipse North America in various human resource and management positions. Richardson received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Southeast Missouri State University.

“I am delighted to welcome Lowell to CDI,” said Andrei Mikhalevsky, president and CEO. “As CDI continues to execute its strategic plan, developing the right talent to grow the business is crucial. Lowell’s experience in talent management and succession planning will prove invaluable as CDI builds a strong foundation for future growth.”


About California Dairies, Inc.

California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and processing cooperative in California, producing approximately 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by over 300 dairy producers who ship nearly 17 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. In addition, California Dairies, Inc. is the home of two leading and well-respected brands of butter – Challenge and Danish Creamery. California Dairies, Inc.’s quality dairy products are available in all 50 United States and in more than 50 foreign countries.