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Ethan Richardson joins QCS Purchasing at Director of Program Management
Please join us in welcoming Ethan Richardson to the QCS Purchasing team.  Due to the significant growth over the past 2 years, this position is a much needed resource to enable us to drive even more effective and competitive programs for our QCS owners. You may contact Ethan at ethan@qcspurchasing.com.

Ken Klug promoted to President, QCS Purchasing
During the QCS Board of Directors Meeting that was recently held at the QCS Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, the Board unanimously approved the promotion of Ken Klug to the position of President – QCS Purchasing, effective January 1st, 2019.

Over the past three years, Ken has held the title of Director of Business Development and Supply Chain with his responsibilities focused on the growth of the organization as well as the direction of its supply-partner relations.  During this time, the organization has experienced a dramatic level of growth while bringing on dozens of new members to its owners:  Allied Purchasing, SECO and Quality Chekd Dairies. As Ken expands his responsibilities over the next year, Peter Horvath will continue to manage the performance and oversight of QCS as its CEO. Read full announcement

QCS Recognizes Food and Beverage Manufacturers for Commitment to Production Excellence Outstanding Marketing and Leadership Press Release
QCS Purchasing and Quality Chekd wrapped up a record-breaking three-day 2018 QCS Leadership Conference, where food and beverage manufacturers and suppliers from throughout the United States and South America learned about new product innovations, ideas and strategies for remaining competitive in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. The conference featured keynote speakers, interactive group workshops, supply partner exhibits, educational sessions and business meetings discussing how adapting to this rapidly changing market and reinventing for the future can help them overcome industry challenges.

QCS Announces Leadership Award Finalists
QCS Purchasing announces finalists for the Member & Supply Partner Leadership Awards. These awards recognize member companies and supply partners who, over the previous calendar year, have done the most to support the vision of QCS Purchasing. The winners will be announced at the QCS Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, in November.

QCS Announces Member & Supply Partner Marketing Award Finalists
QCS Purchasing has named the finalists for their Outstanding Marketing Awards. These awards honor member and supply partner organizations that have launched creative marketing efforts and campaigns that effectively compete in the ever-changing food and beverage manufacturing industry. Judging for the marketing award competition was conducted independently by food and beverage industry leaders. The award winners will be announced at the 2018 QCS Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, in November.

Quality Chekd Dairies Announces Finalists for Quality and Production Excellence Awards 
Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc. has named three outstanding dairy processors as finalists for the Irving B. Weber Award. This award represents the highest honor for overall quality throughout the Quality Chekd organization. Quality Chekd also announced the finalists for its Production Excellence Awards, which recognizes outstanding processes in three categories:  fluid milk, cultured dairy and ice cream. The winners of these awards will be announced at the QCS Leadership Conference in November.


“What happens when two of the most successful purchasing cooperatives in the dairy industry work together on creating new solutions? Its members see greater benefits than ever before.” Dairy Foods Magazine, July 2018,  (Read Article)

“QCS Purchasing Tackles Challenges in Innovative Ways,” Dairy Foods Magazine,  July 2017, p.12. (Read Article)


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