Ownership Change Announcement



Effective April 1, 2023 Katsy Flarida (Leeman) will succeed her grandfather Fritz as our CEO and majority owner.


Fritz has led our company since its founding in 1965, growing the company from a single small cheese plant in Brewster, Ohio to its current position as the largest Swiss cheese producer in America.  Fritz will stay connected to the company, serving as an advisor to Katsy and her leadership team.  We thank Fritz for the vision and leadership he has provided in establishing and growing our business.


Katsy has been with us since graduating from Auburn University in 2015.  She has worked through several roles within the company including:  field services, sanitation, milk receiving and scheduling, quality control, sales and cost accounting.


This succession allows us to maintain continuity of leadership/ownership which will help us to continue to grow our business and strengthen relationships with our valued partners.  As part of this transition, we are pursuing certification as a woman owned business from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).