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WSU Creamery Announces New Manager

Posted by cahnrs.webteam | May 21, 2015
Headshot of John Haugen
John Haugen

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University (WSU) Creamery announced today that John Haugen will be stepping into the role of WSU Creamery Manager effective August 1, 2015.

John Haugen will begin his new role with extensive experience at the WSU Creamery. He has been the Creamery Assistant Manager since 1999 and is very familiar with all areas of the operation. These areas include the Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe retail store, the cheese and ice cream production area, and the direct marketing department where two-thirds of the cheese revenue is generated through phone, internet and mail orders.

John will be replacing current Creamery Manager Russ Salvadalena, who announced plans to retire in January 2016. Russ has been the Creamery Manager since July 2000. During his tenure at the Creamery, cheese production capacity has increased, revenues have more than doubled, and dozens of students in the School of Food Science have received training and experience that makes them valued prospective employees in the food industry. The warehouse and Creamery Annex telephone call center was expanded in 2006 and the retail store was expanded in 2013. The Creamery is preparing to break ground in summer 2015 on a new $4 million facility that will provide space for whey processing training and research, as well as improved facilities for receiving milk from the university-owned dairy farm.

From August 2015 until January 2016, Russ will continue to work at the Creamery to assist with the personnel transition and special projects primarily related to the whey processing expansion construction.

Get more information about the WSU Creamery Assistant Manager vacancy now posted through WSU Human Resource Services. Those interested in more information or applying are encouraged to visit and search for position number 121370.