Dairy processor news: New hires, promotions in dairy
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers, Reston, Va., named Brian Linney its chief marketing officer. Linney will be responsible for marketing finished products from Maryland & Virginia’s three fluid processing plants and dairy ingredients from the co-op’s two manufacturing plants. He will be based in the cooperative’s Reston, Va. office and will report to CEO Jay Bryant. Linney was the senior vice president of consumer products for Darigold Inc., Seattle.
France’s Groupe Lactalisis rebranding Sorrento cheese, made in Buffalo, N.Y., as Galbani. Lactalis uses that brand for cheeses sold in Canada, Europe, Japan and other countries.
Cacique, Industry, Calif., a maker of Hispanic cheeses, chorizos and creams, partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in September. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the cheesemaker dispatched food trucks stocked with Cacique products to Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco. Cacique donated 100% of the profits from the sale of foods to the scholarship fund.