Leon Berthiaume, General Manager – Leon graduated from the University of Vermont in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a certified Public Accountant who worked for a Vermont accounting firm before joining the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery in 1984 as the controller. He was appointed to General Manager in 1991 and is responsible for overall Cooperative operations and the support and achievement of the Cooperative’s Mission Statement.
Tom Gates, Cooperative Relations Manager– Tom graduated from the University of Vermont in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He grew up on a family owned dairy farm in Vermont and is familiar with the dairy industry and with the importance of quality milk. He has gained valuable supervisory and management experience while working for Quaker Fabric Corporation in Massachusetts. Tom joined the St. Albans Cooperative management team in February of 2006.
Drake Wallis, Chief Operations Officer- Drake graduated from the Metropolitan State College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has worked in the Dairy Business since graduation in management roles starting with Safeway Milk then Kroger and the last 23 years with Unilever as Director of Manufacturing, Distribution and Engineering for Ben & Jerry’s. Drake joined the St. Albans Cooperative management team in November 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer to oversee Plant Operations and the Lab.
Steve Martin, Store Operations Manager – Steve graduated from Plymouth State College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with minors in Economics and Mathematics. Steve has been employed as a manager for Wal-Mart, Ames and F.W. Woolworth company where he acquired a combined total of 12 years retail management experience. In 2002, while working at IBM as a Test Technician, Steve received an Associates degree in Technical Studies from Community College of Vermont. Steve joined the CO-OP in September, 2002.
Douglas Lee, Controller – Doug graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and from LeMoyne College in 2009 with a Master degree in Business Administration. Doug is also a licensed CPA in the states of New York and Vermont. Doug joined the St. Albans Cooperative management team in March of 2013 after moving to Vermont from Central New York where he held management roles at significant manufacturing and retail establishments.