WEBSTERVILLE, VT. – Artisanal cheese and cultured dairy maker Vermont Creamery introduced two new leaders for the company, naming David Stearle president and Harrison (Harry) Kahn general manager.

Stearle has spent more than 18 years working in the dairy foods division for Land O’Lakes and will continue as vice president of sales for the cooperative while taking on his new role with Vermont Creamery, an independently operated subsidiary of Land O’Lakes.

Vermont Creamery shared that its newly named president is expected to lead the company’s continued growth by building on “its rich heritage of producing high-quality, award-winning artisanal dairy products.”

Kahn, the company’s new general manager, has years of experience in the food and beverage industry, including his time working for such Vermont businesses as Barr Hill Gin, Green Mountain Coffee and Magic Hat Brewing Company. At Vermont Creamery the company said Kahn will oversee day-to-day operations and work with the leadership team to “further strengthen the company's position as a mission-driven producer of artisanal dairy products.” The company said he possesses a “passion for brand development, product quality and sustainability.”

Known for its fresh goat cheeses, French-style aged cheese, cultured butters and culinary creams, Vermont Creamery said the new strategic appointments are tied to the company expanding its presence in the market. The B Corp certified dairy maker founded in 1984 supports a network of family farms and promotes sustainable agriculture in the region.