Dairy Foods has selected Agri-Mark Inc., a dairy cooperative based in Lawrence, Mass., the 2013 Exporter of the Year. The magazine will present the Tom Camerlo Exporter of the Year award to the company at the annual meeting of the U.S. Dairy Export Council in Chicago in October. USDEC sponsors the award, which is named for the former chairman of the organization.

Among the reasons Dairy Foods selected Agri-Mark are:

  • Its long-time and significant commitment to the export of dairy foods, including high-value cheese for the retail and foodservice markets, whey and permeate products, and nonfat dry milk. The cooperative conducts business with more than 30 countries.
  • Its advocacy of the nutritional benefit of whey protein and raising the global awareness of this ingredient through your charter membership in the U.S. Whey Protein Research Consortium.
  • Its participation in USDEC activities, including trade missions, seminars and trade shows.Agri-Mark Cabot McAdam butter cheese

Agri-Mark will be the subject of a feature article to be published in the November issue. The dairy co-op is led by Chief Executive Officer Richard Stammer. The cooperative ranks No. 38 on the Dairy 100, Dairy Foods' annual list of the largest dairy processors based in the United States and Canada. Agri-Mark reported annual revenues of $880 million in 2012. Its brands are Agri-Mark, Cabot and McAdam.

Previous recipients of the Tom Camerlo Exporter of the Year award are: