The Michigan Milk Producers Association board of directors has named Joe Diglio as the cooperative’s new general manager. Joe has been serving as acting general manager since May.

Joe has 23 years of experience with MMPA, serving most recently as the Director of Finance and Controller. Prior to his current position he served in a variety of capacities in the Accounting Department. In addition, Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and is completing a Master’s Degree in Management at Walsh College.

“We believe Joe’s extensive knowledge of the co-op’s operations and management will provide a solid foundation as he takes over the leadership of the MMPA team,” says Ken Nobis, dairy farmer and MMPA president. “We are excited about the opportunities we see on the horizon for MMPA and we have the utmost confidence in Joe and the rest of the MMPA staff.”

As MMPA general manager, Joe will lead the 200-plus employee team providing milk marketing services to dairy farmers in the Great Lakes region, including the milk processing facilities in Ovid and Constantine. During the last fiscal year, MMPA marketed over 4 billion pounds of milk for its member-owners.

MMPA is a member owned and controlled milk-marketing cooperative serving approximately 2,000 dairy farmers in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.