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Ed Townley Named Chief Operating Officer Of Agri-Mark

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WAITSFIELD, Vt., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Townley has recently been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Agri-Mark, after nine years as Chief Financial Officer for Cabot Creamery Cooperative.  In his capacity as COO, Townley assumes the role previously held by Dr. Richard Stammer, who was appointed CEO for Agri-Mark in November 2012, and remains as CEO.

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As COO, Townley takes on responsibility for operations, sales, marketing, and information technology for Cabot, McCadam, and Agri-Mark whey proteins.

"I'm honored by the farmers' faith in me," responded Townley.  "I've worked with all departments during my tenure as CFO.  It feels natural to take on a role that Rich did so well for 20 years.  I look forward to leading a dynamic team of committed employees, who continue to make the world's best cheddar and win awards for innovation in all areas of the company - from exporting to food safety as well as marketing and sustainability."

Townley's career included prior stints with IBM and Lane Press.  He and his wife Jennifer live in Williston, Vermont and have two boys, Noah and Ben.  The entire family is active in the Alliance Church of Essex, and Vermont Special Olympics.

Agri-Mark, with $952 million in 2013 sales, markets more than 300 million gallons of farm fresh milk each year for more than 1,200 dairy farm families in New England and New York. The cooperative is headquartered in Methuen, Mass., has been marketing milk for dairy farmers since 1913, and actively represents their legislative interests in the Northeast and in Washington, D.C.

Agri-Mark farmers own the award-winning Cabot brand of Vermont Cheddar, butter and other dairy products in addition to the McCadam brand of New York Cheddar, Pepper Jack and other cheeses. Cabot has won the award of World's Best Cheddar twice and McCadam recently won the award of America's Best Cheese. Agri-Mark has also invested in operations to manufacture and market valuable whey proteins globally while also marketing fresh fluid milk from its?local farm families to the region's largest dairy processors. For more information about Agri-Mark, visit our website at www.agrimark.coop

Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Widely known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," Cabot is owned by the 1200 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast's premier dairy cooperative, with farms located throughout New England and upstate New York. For more information on Cabot, visit: http://www.cabotcheese.coop.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative is the world's first cheese maker and dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification, a validation of its attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.

McCadam Cheese has been in continuous operation in the Empire State since its founding by William McCadam in 1876. Today, McCadam Cheese is the New York flagship brand of Agri-Mark, the Northeast's premier, farmer-owned, dairy cooperative.  Agri-Mark and its farmers also own the Cabot brand of Vermont dairy products. For more information, visit www.mccadam.coop.

Agri-Mark Contact: Doug DiMento

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