Ryan is the transformational leader of Darigold; Coote plans to continue international expansion, pursuit of value-added innovation, modernization and strategic investment
Darigold, Inc. today announced that President and CEO Stan Ryan will retire at the end of the cooperative’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, after six years of leading the global dairy company. According to the company’s succession plan, Joe Coote, currently President of Darigold’s Global Ingredients Division, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the 104-year-old Dairy Cooperative, one of the largest private companies in the Pacific Northwest.
“Stan has always been Darigold’s game-changing and change leader. Under his leadership, our cooperative has significantly improved performance, advanced modernization and growth, re-established the brand and customer franchise, and launched our history The largest capital investment to consolidate cooperatives and build and strengthen internal teams has made Darigold a stronger competitor on the domestic and global stages,” said Allan Huttema, chairman of Darigold’s board of directors. “We are all grateful to Stan for his leadership, character and personal integrity. He left with our deepest respect and gratitude, allowing our cooperative to embark on a track commensurate with the basic values and aspirations of our more than 300 farmer owners.”
After working for Cargill for 25 years, Ryan joined Darigold in 2016, where he held various senior leadership positions and served as president or general manager of seven companies in five countries. Since joining Darigold, Ryan has been committed to the modernization and globalization of…