Keith Gomes on Jan. 5 will become president/CEO of agricultural cooperative and processor Tree Top Inc., Selah, Wash.
He leaves milk cooperative Dairy Farmers of America, where he has been chief operating officer of the global dairy products group since 2008. Altogether, he's been in the food industry more than 30 years.
The cooperative’s current CEO Tom Stokes announced his intention to retire nearly a year ago. Stokes held the position for the past 15 years.