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Gaylord Fowler Bio



B.S. Food Sciences & Industry, Minor in Business Administration, Spring 1969, Utah State University, Logan, UT


Post graduate work. Completed partial requirements for Master of Business Administration


Military Service

Enlisted Serviceman, United States Navy, December 1955 to November 1959


Work Experience

  • Beatrice Cheese, Blackfoot, ID - Production Manager from July 1999 to Present

  • Snake River Cheese LLC, Blackfoot, ID - General Manager from October 1995 to July 1999

  • Dairy Engineering, Arvada, CO – Sales Representative from February 1995 to October 1995

  • Jerome Cheese Co., Jerome, ID – Maintenance Supervisor from March 1994 to February 1995

  • Jerome Cheese Co., Jerome, ID – Plant Manager from January 1993 to March 1994

  • Jerome Cheese Co., Jerome, ID – Owners Representative from July 1992 to December 1992

    • Coordinated installation of all equipment as building was being constructed.  (140,000 sq. ft. structure, $36,000,000 budget)

  • Le Sueur Cheese Co., Le Sueur, MN – Special Projects Coordinator from November 1988 to June 1992

    • Coordinated installation of on-line standardization facility for cheese milk

    • Coordinated installation of new enclosed finishing vats

    • Instrumental in design and layout of new cheese plant with 2.5 million pound daily capacity (Jerome Cheese Company facility)

  • California Cheese Industry, Modesto, CA – Consultant from April 1988 to November 1988

    • Involved with Teleme, Wheel Jack and Ricotta cheese

  • Jerseyland Cheese Co. (Now owned by Land O’Lakes), Orland, CA – General Manager from September 1986 to April 1988

    • Developed Muenster cheese manufacturing program

    • Substantially improved overall plant sanitation and housekeeping

  • Swiss Valley Farms Co., Luana, IA - Technical Director from December 1982 to September 1986

    • Developed Havarti Cheese manufacturing program

    • Directed installation of highly automated Swiss cheese operation

    • Introduced Baby Swiss Cheese Production at Luana plant

  • Swiss Valley Farms Co., Luana, IA – Plant Manager from December 1981 to December 1982

  • Ashe County Cheese Co., West Jefferson, NC – Operations Manager from May 1981 to December 1981

  • Swiss Valley Farms Co., Davenport., IA – Vice President of Manufacturing from November 1976 to May 1981

    • Improved sales from $60 million in 1976 to $100 million in 1980

    • Implemented membrane technology in whey processing program

    • Introduced European Technology for the manufacture of Swiss cheese

    • Developed whey protein concentrate and lactose as new products

    • Developed cream cheese as a new product

    • Introduced preconcentrated milk for the production of barrel cheese

  • Swiss Valley Farms Co., Luana, IA – Plant Manager from April 1975 to November 1976

    • Increased Swiss cheese production by a factor of 2.5

    • Increased Swiss cheese quality from 50% A and B grades to 80% A and B grades

    • Coordinated construction of waste treatment facility

  • Ida Gem Dairymen, Jerome, ID – Plant Superintendent from May 1973 to April 1975

  • Crepaco, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT – Sales Representative from July 1972 to May 1973

  • Cache Valley Dairy Association, Smithfield UT – Production Manager from February 1970 to July 1972

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