Thomas M. Suber in February said he will retire as president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va., which is managed by Dairy Management Inc., Rosemont, Ill. Suber has been USDEC president for 21 years. Suber writes the Global Insights column for Dairy Foods.

In an e-mail to DMI, Suber wrote “I had no idea at the onset how much I would enjoy working with dairy farmers, the co-operatives and processors who handle their milk, and a diverse range of industry partners to identify, address, and overcome the necessary factors to get on the right path.”