Jeff Kleinpeter announces retirement from family dairy company
BATON ROUGE - Jeff Kleinpeter announced his retirement from the dairy company his family founded.
Kleinpeter said in a news release he wanted to focus his attention on "some of the things I used to do and love." He made the decision after taking a sabbatical from his position as CEO earlier this year.
Moving forward, Sue Anne Kleinpeter Cox and Kenny Kleinpeter will take over operations. They are Jeff Kleinpeter's sister and brother. Cox will become president of the company and Kenny Kleinpeter will continue his roll as general manager, the company said in a news release.
"I couldn't have received more of a gift than to be given the opportunity to work at our beloved 101 year old family dairy for 28 years. I enjoyed working with so many wonderful team members. I enjoyed so many things we did together as a team for our fabulous customers! I'm so proud of what we built and so humbled that I had the chance to be a part of that," Jeff Kleinpeter said.
"I can assure other customers that our products are better than ever before because I have a half gallon of milk in my fridge that is beyond the expiration date and it still tastes great," he added.
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