NEENAH, WIS. – Specialty dairy product manufacturer Galloway Company promoted Troy Youngbauer to the role of chief operations officer.

The company, which supplies cream liqueur bases, ice cream bases and sweetened condensed milk, shared that Youngbauer spent the previous seven years as Galloway’s senior director of operations.

Galloway’s leadership said it is embarking on “a significant growth trajectory,” adding that Youngbauer prepared the company for its expansion phase and will continue to lead operations, with his responsibilities covering such aspects as supply chain, operational management and engineering, and system enhancements.

Kevin Beauchamp, president and chief executive officer for Galloway, said the company is in a position of rapid growth.

"To grow authentically in line with our values, we need a leader like Troy, who understands our deep-rooted customer and employee-first mindset,” Beauchamp said. “Under his leadership, we are confident in our ability to achieve our full potential."

Since joining Galloway seven years ago, Youngbauer’s notable contributions include managing more than $100 million in capital expansions and leading organizational changes that significantly increased the union workforce, the company shared.

Youngbauer said he expects to grow alongside Galloway in his new role.

"I have witnessed firsthand the potential this company has to enhance its already prominent position as a leader in dairy processing,” Youngbauer said. “I am excited to work with this team to serve our customers with the quality and innovation they expect."

Previously in his career, Youngbauer worked in executive roles at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He earned a bachelor's degree from Ripon College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.