Butter Buds Food IngredientsSM, a leader in dairy concentrates, flavor ingredients and innovative technology, announced John Buhler has been named the company’s president. This change comes as Bill Buhler steps down from the role in the company and moves toward retirement, though he will continue to be involved in special projects within the family-owned company.

“We are very proud of the growth Butter Buds has experienced under Bill’s leadership,” said John Buhler, President of Butter Buds. “We have tripled in size—expanding our workforce, applications capabilities, quality assurance and regulatory expertise to best meet the needs of our expanding customer partnerships—so that today Butter Buds is a global leader in concentrated dairy and flavor ingredients. Now as I take the reins of this fantastic company, I can’t help but look back at the work our father began forty years ago.  We have always been a family-owned company that values our greatest assets—our people, pushing for growth in new applications and innovative product development, and I can assure everyone that will not change.”

Bill Buhler, now Butter Buds’ President Emeritus said, “I am happy to embrace retirement and rest easy knowing that our family legacy is in great hands with John as President and my brother Tom continuing as Director of Business Development. I guess you could say John has been training for the President role his entire career, graduating with a law degree from University of Wisconsin, and having previously headed up our international and domestic sales as we developed our global network of sales and distribution, leading marketing efforts and much more. Our partners, whether they be our valued customers, employees or industry associates, will see solid leadership and a new phase of progressive product development and innovation under John’s guidance.”