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Director of Technical, Education and Technical Development at American Dairy Products Institute
Technical Director of American Dairy Products Institute
President, Blimling & Associates at ever.ag
Kimberlee (KJ) Burrington is the Director of Training, Education and Technical Development of ADPI. Prior to joining ADPI, KJ served as the Ingredient Applications Program Coordinator for the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR). She has over 25 years of experience in product development including her past positions at Ridgeview Industries, the Keebler Company, and as a consultant to the baking industry. KJ has served as a member of ADPI’s Center of Excellence since its inception in 2012
In her previous position at CDR, she provided technical support for U.S. dairy processors and end users on dairy ingredient functionality and applications. She also provided technical expertise for food companies internationally through visits and seminars in conjunction with the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) to countries such as Mexico, Latin America, China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. KJ has also been an instructor/presenter in various ADPI events and activities.
KJ Burrington holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an IFT Certified Food Scientist.
Dan Meyer is a Director of Technical Services at the American Dairy Products Institute. He handles all the technical matters relating to grade standards for dairy products and regulatory matters including food labeling, food safety issues, and allergens.
Mr. Meyer is currently serving as Chairman for the Whey Protein Research Consortium (WPRC) and serves as ADPI liaison to various other industry associations. Dan is ADPI staff liaison to various Committees and Task Force groups and leads the planning efforts for the Dairy Ingredient Seminar, Global Cheese Technology Forum, Membrane Technology Forum and ADPI’s activities with IFT Exhibits. He has worked in the dairy industry for over 30+ years and has been with the American Dairy Products Institute for the last 20+ years. Dan has past experience with Dean Foods and Associated Milk Producers, Inc. He has extensive involvement with fluid milk, dry milks, and whey proteins. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northeastern Illinois.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University.
Dan has served on ADPI’s Center of Excellence since its start in 2012.
Phil Plourd is President of Blimling and Associates, Inc. and President of the services division of Dairy.com. He has been involved in dairy market analysis, research, forecasting and risk management activities for 20 years. Phil draws on that experience to lead an expert team of 16 who are committed to helping clients find better ways to do business. He is a popular speaker who engages audiences on a variety of topics.
Phil resides near Madison, Wisconsin with wife Rhonda and daughters Rebecca and Leah. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and his family is involved with Madison Library Foundation.
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