Membrane Technology Forum

Membrane Technology Forum

John Haake
Director of Manufacturing Process, Great Lakes Cheese

Mr. John Haake has been in a 17 year codependent relationship with the dairy industry that compliments over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, operations, quality, regulatory compliance and Research and Development. He’s worked for ADM, AMI semiconductors, Applied Materials, Glanbia and Foremost Farms USA in a range of capacities from manager to director to vice president. He is currently working for Great Lakes Cheese as the director of Manufacturing Process Engineering. Mr. Haake has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and currently resides in south central Wisconsin.


Can Dairy Plants Survive Without Membranes TODAY?

In today’s world where there are so many pressures on dairy plants to produce high quality products in a cost effective, efficient and sustainable manner, can a dairy plant survive without using membranes?

Membranes can be used in every aspect of the dairy supply chain. From hauling milk or dairy components long distances to breaking down milk and dairy streams into components to maximize yield, formulation and microbiological quality, or to minimize waste and recover valuable byproducts, membranes are valuable tools in the dairy manufacturers toolbox.

In this session we will discuss the process flows and use of membranes through the entire supply chain from raw materials to products to waste disposal as we debate this question, can dairy plants survive without membranes today?