The American Butter Institute (ABI) , Arlington, Va., said Marshall Reece, senior vice president of sales and marketing with Associated Milk Producers Inc., New Ulm, Minn., is the institute’s new president. Reece was elected by the 28-member board of directors of ABI as part of the organization’s annual meeting, which took place virtually Oct. 2.

Other new officers include Catherine Fox, vice president, brand and product marketing/dairy foods for Land O’ Lakes Inc., Arden Hills, Minn., who became first vice president; and Mark Armon, portfolio leader, dairy fat, Darigold, Seattle. Officers serve for two years, with terms expiring in 2022.

“We are excited to have Marshall lead the organization for the next two years,” said Tom Balmer, executive director of ABI. “His deep knowledge of the butter business and experience on our leadership team have positioned him well to guide ABI in achieving both near term objectives and longer-term aspirations. Marshall’s enthusiasm for the industry is unmatched, and the entire ABI membership stands to benefit.”

In addition, outgoing president, Craig Alexander, vice president, dairy ingredients & regulatory affairs for O-AT-KA Milk Products of Batavia, N.Y., was recognized for his service, ABI said.