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Quality Roasting Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Valders, WI - Quality Roasting, Inc. | a manufacturer of high-quality soybean meal and oil products since 1991, is pleased to announce that Erin Davis will be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 1, 2024. 


Davis has been instrumental in leading the growth of the company since she joined Quality Roasting in 2016. With two soy processing plants in Wisconsin, Davis led the expansion of Quality Roasting’s footprint with the addition of a third plant in Reese, Michigan in 2019. She also led the design and commissioning of a state-of-the-art food-grade oil refinery in Valders, WI in 2018, and is overseeing the construction of a new refinery currently being constructed in Reese, MI. The company is also adding a third Wisconsin soy processing plant in Reedsville, WI, which is planned to be in full operation before Spring 2024.


With a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and emphasis in food processing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, her in-depth understanding of business operations and her experience and passion for continued business growth make her the ideal person to lead Quality Roasting into its next chapter of innovation and continued success.


“With her proven track record of effective decision-making, strategic planning and fostering collaboration among team members, we have complete confidence that Erin will build on our current successes and drive the company forward”, said Owners and Board of Directors of the company, including Mike Herzog-President, Jim Fitzgerald-Vice President, Scott Rabe-Treasurer, and Dr. Lynn Davis-Secretary. 


Davis is the daughter of Dr. Lynn Davis, and she is excited to take on this new role as a second-generation family member. She shared, “I could not be more thrilled to take on the honor of being Quality Roasting’s CEO. Quality Roasting has proven to add value to our local soybean farmers and be the choice supplier of soybean products to both the feed and food industries. With the support of our dedicated team, I look forward to utilizing our past success to continue the company’s growth.”


Scott Rabe, current CEO and one of four owners of the company, has been the core of Quality Roasting’s operations since its early beginnings in 1991 and has played a pivotal role in the company’s success. Rabe will maintain his ownership in the company and will transition into a role as Executive Advisor and Director of Grain Merchandising where he will utilize his wealth of experience and passion as the cornerstone of Quality Roasting’s partnership with our suppliers. 


“I have enjoyed leading the operations team at Quality Roasting and look forward to continuing to provide support throughout the next steps in my journey with our incredible Quality Roasting team. I am excited for Erin in her new role and the continued growth she will be leading”, said Rabe.


For more information on Quality Roasting, visit www.qualityroasting.com.

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