Tillamook creamery CEO to step down after 12 years

Patrick Criteser and David Booth pose for portraits

Tillamook County Creamery Association chief executive Patrick Criteser, left, said Tuesday, April 2, 2024, that he would retire by the end of 2024. The dairy cooperative named as his replacement David Booth, right, who has worked at Tillamook since 2015.Tillamook County Creamery Association

The chief executive of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, which produces Tillamook brand cheese and dairy products, will step down this year.

Patrick Criteser, who has led the dairy cooperative since 2012, said in a statement Tuesday he’d achieved what he’d set out to in its top job by raising Tillamook’s profile and dramatically expanding its distribution beyond the West Coast.

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