Almin Avdic and Sam Macias were recently promoted to quality assurance (QA)/lab supervisors. Avdic started with Idaho Milk Products in 2010 as a packager. He was promoted to lab technician in 2011 and again in 2013 to quality assurance technician. In 2015 he moved into the quality assurance lead position, then took on the role of effluent and emissions coordinator in 2017 and before his most recent promotion, he had been the quality assurance program coordinator.
Macias started at Idaho Milk Products in 2013 as a lab supervisor. Prior to joining Idaho Milk Products, he was the laboratory trainer at Jerome Cheese for seven years. The QA/lab supervisors will oversee the entire function of the lab and manage both quality and lab related results.
Dean Almog has been promoted to lab program coordinator. Almog joined Idaho Milk Products April 2019. Prior to working at Idaho Milk Products, he was a stud manager intern with UC Davis Horse Barn, followed by a QC analyst with BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences. The lab program coordinator is a new position at Idaho Milk Products and was created to assist in the day to day operations of the lab. This position will also be responsible for calibrating and maintaining the lab equipment, documentation, and ensuring lab proficiencies are complete and covering vacations.
Chris Parker was promoted to director of engineering and maintenance. Parker started with Idaho Milk Products in February of 2019.
Trevor Merrill was promoted to logistics supervisor. Merrill started with Idaho Milk Products in 2018 as a night lead driver during. Prior to joining Idaho Milk Products, Merrillr was a milk driver for LTI and Taylor trucking for six years.
Alberto Llamas Pineda and Jesus Gomez were also promoted to lead drivers. Llamas Pineda joined Idaho Milk Products in March 2019. Prior to working at Idaho Milk Products, he was a driver for Glanbia for more than 10 years. Gomez joined Idaho Milk Products in December 2018 as a driver. Prior to working at Idaho Milk Products, he worked at Glanbia as a driver for nearly one year and before that, he was employed at Magic Valley Quality Milk as a driver.
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