Crest Ink - Volume 32 - Number 04 & Volume 33 - Number 01

Welcome & Congrats! Ashley Buschek joined Crest Foods in November as an Accounting Coordinator. She was born and raised in Oregon, Il, and currently resides there with her boyfriend and 2 dogs. She received her Associates Degree at Kishwaukee College, and is a 2020 NIU graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Outside of work, she loves outdoor activities such as walking her dogs, fishing, kayaking and boating on the river in the summer. She’s also a spin instructor at Reign XT in Oregon. As an Ac- counting Coordinator at Crest, Ashley will be processing Ingredient Division invoices, in- ventories, and variance analysis and will also be responsible for government census reporting and other high level sensitive invoices. Taylor Dempsey joined Crest Foods as a Staff Account in October. She was born and raised in Tiskilwa, Il, and currently resides in Amboy with her husband. She earned her Mas- ters Degree from Bradley University in 2018 and has been working in Accounting roles for the past few years. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with family and friends (espe- cially her nieces and nephews), read books, deer hunt, and work on their “fixer-upper” of a house. As our Staff Accountant, Taylor will focus primarily on Fixed Assets, Capital Expen- ditures, investments, and will be exposed to all aspects of our Accounting department. Laura Tewnion has joined the Dairy Ingredient Sales group and will focus on New Business Development. Laura and her family reside just outside of Denver, Co. She will base her sales activities from that location. Laura is no stranger to the dairy industry. She had a long career with the Morningstar-Suiza-Dean Foods group in various roles related to dairy technology. Her experience and industry contacts will put her in a position to help us grow future sales. We are very pleased to have her with us. Dan Stumpenhorst was promoted to an Analyst/Programmer in the IT Department this winter. Dan worked for many years in the IT field before coming to Crest Foods. For the past two years, Dan has worked at Crest Foods as a Line Tech in QA before being promoted to IT. In his new role, we plan to take advantage of Dan’s experience to help us migrate our Ac- cess database to an SQL database. Please welcome Dan to his new position at Crest Foods. Jesse Morris has accepted the 2nd Shift Production Supervisor position in Contract Packag- ing Production. Jesse has worked in Production on the 2nd shift for the past seven years. While he has been a line operator the majority of the time he has also learned the line tech role and assisted the Maintenance Department with change overs. We are excited to wel- come Jesse to the management staff. Jon Bakener has accepted the Employee Development Manager position in Contract Packaging. Jon started with Crest Foods back in 2012 and has worked in Production as a line worker, line operator and in the warehouse, then joined the Scheduling Department as a Scheduling Manager in 2016. We are excited to have Jon in this role at Crest Foods! (see article on page 17.)

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