An educator at heart and executive by trade, Rich Stammer was a tenured professor of Agricultural Economics at Rutgers University for more than a decade before leaving to work with the farmers of Agri-Mark in 1982.
It was Rich who first recognized the synergies of merging two legacy New England co-operatives—Agri-Mark and Cabot—in the early 1990’s. Part “reward” and part “challenge” for his hard work to make the merger happen, Rich accepted the presidency of Cabot Creamery Co-operative while maintaining his role with Agri-Mark as COO. Rich was later named CEO of both the farmers’ and the brand side of the business.
In 2015, when the farmers wouldn’t let him retire, Rich redefined himself yet again to become the company’s first Executive Senior VP of Special Projects! He also continues to serve the Agri-Mark Board of Directors and leadership team in a strategic position that takes full advantage of his 35 years of knowledge and service to Agri-Mark. Most recently, Rich received the cooperative community’s most prestigious honor this past May as he was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.
Rich’s wife Arlene will join him on the cruise. Arlene has been a highly valued ad hoc member of the marketing team for many years!