JEROME, IDAHO – Idaho Milk Products announced its plans to further fortify its sustainability strategies by naming Jeremy Pike the dairy processing company’s sustainability platform leader.

In his new role, Pike will lead a team that monitors and institutes ways to improve the company’s development of five categories: environmental stewardship, animal care, food safety, sustainable nutrition and people and community.

Idaho Milk Products chief executive officer Daragh Maccabee said Pike, in his former role as effluent and emissions supervisor, helped the company improve its wastewater operations.

“Sustainability is at the very heart of our business and the purpose of our existence as an organization,” Maccabee said. “I am confident in his expertise and commitment to this new role and the fulfillment of its objectives will allow us to better understand where we currently stand and set us on a more systematic path to ongoing improvement.”

Pike first began working for the Jerome, Idaho-based dairy product manufacturing organization in 2021. Prior to that, he was a fisheries biologist at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, in Ontario, Idaho. Pike has a master’s degree in environmental science and biology from the State University of New York, as well as a bachelor's in biological sciences from the University of Buffalo.

He described himself as “overjoyed” to lead Idaho Milk Products’ sustainability efforts.

“My promotion to this new position will set us on a path of continuous improvement through the development of procedures and transparent reporting of key sustainability metrics,” Pike said. “We recently adopted the US Dairy Stewardship Commitment and proudly stand by our purpose – bringing value to milk for generations.”

The vertically integrated milk processing company supplies milk protein concentrate, milk permeate and cream derivatives to its customers. Owned by local Idaho dairy farmers, it began operations in 2009.