Our Management Team
George Cudoc started with Dairy One in 1998 as a Records Specialist and DHIA Consultant. He also worked in DMR support, and now serves as the Director of Field and DHIA Service. In his current position, George provides leadership for Dairy One DHIA field operations, the records support group, and the sales and marketing staff. He works with partners on the development of future dairy technologies and processes.
Some noteworthy projects George has worked on include reorganizing the Dairy One market system into the current 6-market configuration, establishing a Dairy One field service marketing program, and developing the Dairy One Animal Health Diagnostic Services. George holds an Animal Science degree from PSU, and often serves as a speaker about MUN and other DHIA tools used to manage dairies in the USA, Canada, and Eastern Europe.
John Gloss started his career at Dairy One as a Field Technician and was soon promoted to Market Manager in the New Jersey area. He then transitioned into software support for Dairy Comp 305, and now is the Team Leader for the Agricultural Management Resources department at Dairy One. In this position, John manages a team of employees who are focused on providing software and hardware/technology support for farms. He often travels to farms to assist on installations and support throughout Dairy One’s 14-state service area, and also helps farm design custom wireless networking systems using the most current technologies available.
Mark Joyce has been the Agro-One Soils Lab Manager since 2005, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the lab. Mark was responsible for the setup of the lab, including obtaining all equipment and supplies, setting up testing methodologies, and the development and implementation of QA/QC protocols. He also worked with Cornell University to set up a testing partnership for soil and plant analytical services when Cornell transitioned from a testing laboratory to a research facility. In addition to his time at Dairy One, Mark also has more than 20 years of supervisory experience in soil and plant testing, along with an educational background in soil science, soil fertility management, and environmental management.
Steve Kilts started at Dairy One in 1979 as a Milk Laboratory Technician, and also worked as Milk Laboratory Technical Support and Quality Assurance Coordinator before taking on his current position as Quality Assurance Manager. Steve oversees chemical testing at Dairy One, making sure that the laboratory complies with all state, federal, and national regulations. He also assisted with the establishment of the ELISA testing laboratory and the Finger Lakes Wine Laboratory at Dairy One. As a hobby, Steve enjoys growing grapes and making wine.
Randy Perkins began his career at Dairy One as a Field Technician in 1978. He now serves as the DHIA Sales Manager, assisting technicians and visiting farms to help determine what services Dairy One can provide to increase farm profitability and efficiency. Randy can often be found at trade shows and other events, where he has the opportunity to meet with farmers and learn about farms’ needs. He enjoys visiting with many different farms across Dairy One’s market area to offer them valuable services, and then see their resulting success. Randy believes in farming and in what farmers do, and he enjoys being part of the success of both the farms and of Dairy One.
Scott Sherwood began his Dairy One career in 1998 as a Forage Laboratory Technician before transitioning to the supply department, where he currently serves as the IT Infrastructure and Facility Manager. Scott manages staff and is responsible for all Dairy One computers, printers, servers, network, and security. He is also maintains the facility at Ithaca, New York, which includes cleaning, maintenance, and utilities for the building. In addition, Scott is responsible for all of the equipment used by Field Technicians, from computers to milk meters, as well as all of the office supplies and furniture used in the Ithaca location.
Paul Sirois serves as the Director of Forage Lab Services for the Forage and Equi-Analytical Laboratories at Dairy One. Recognized as a national leader in the forage analysis industry, the Dairy One Forage Laboratory serves all 50 states and 35 foreign countries. Equi-Analytical laboratories was formed in 2004 to better serve the equine market. During his tenure, Paul has supported the use of emerging technology to deliver fast, accurate results. He has also written technical and interpretive literature supporting the use of forage analysis, and speaks routinely on various topics including nutrition, forage quality and forage analysis.
Before working at Dairy One, Paul worked as a nutritionist for a cooperative of independent feed manufacturers, where his responsibilities included on-farm consulting, ration balancing, feed formulation, training and generation of technical literature. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in animal science from Rutgers University and the University of Minnesota, respectively, and is a member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.
John Tauzel joined the Dairy One team in 2014 as Director of Business Development. His responsibilities include leadership of Dairy One’s milk lab and producer payment laboratories. With over one half million samples of milk being analyzed every month, the Dairy One Milk Lab is one of the largest of its kind in North America. John is passionate about helping farmers. He believes that Dairy One’s mission of providing management data and information to farms is of key importance to farm success.
John grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Schenevus, NY and remembers hanging cow signs to get ready for DHI testing. He has remained involved with the farm as it transitioned to a more diverse product base and continues to manage the farm’s commercial raspberry enterprise. Prior to joining Dairy One, John worked as a lobbyist for the New York Farm Bureau and for a life science start-up focused on livestock health diagnostics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
Dani Thon began her career with Dairy One in 1990 with a primary focus on helping the Agriservice community use DHI records more effectively. Her role quickly changed when Dairy One began to offer Dairy Comp 305 herd management software. Dani focused on the sales, support and training of Dairy Comp 305 and related products, travelling throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for installation visits on dairies and to conduct training programs. For many years, her efforts were concentrated on working with consultants and the consultant version of Dairy Comp (DCCON Analyzer).
During this time, Dani also managed many of the business, marketing and communication functions for the AMR group, as well as the overall Dairy One organization. Currently, Dani and her team maintain these marketing and communication responsibilities across Dairy One. She is also part of the management team for Dairy One’s newest business partner, Agricultural Consulting Services. Dani holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
Jack van Almelo started his Dairy One career in 1982 as the DHI Service Management and Sales Development is now serving as ACS Manager. In his current position, Jack is responsible for the management and operations of ACS. The favorite part of his job is getting to help create and deliver services that help people farm more intelligently, smarter, better. This can include software that helps farms complete jobs more quickly and consistently, recommendations that help them grow better crops, or support that allows them to feel confident they are farming within the bounds of regulations.
Jack feels that Dairy One is the perfect size organization: It is big enough that it has the resources to have a significant impact in agriculture, and small enough that there is no doubt that each individual makes an important difference. He also appreciates that it is a company that values and acknowledges personal integrity.
Bev Whittier serves as Dairy One’s Finance Administrator. She began her career with Dairy One in 1994 as an Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Assistant, and 5 years later, was promoted to her current position. Bev provides financial information to the General Manager and department managers. She oversees and supports the daily operations of the accounting group, which includes invoicing, accepting payments, and customer service. Bev also oversees and supports Human Resources and payroll.
Jamie Zimmerman, General Manager of Dairy One since 1997, is responsible for the overall strategy development, implementation, and operational success of Dairy One. He grew up on a dairy farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Before moving to the service side of the industry, Jamie was an active dairy producer. Jamie enjoys working with the farm leaders and employees to carry out Dairy One’s mission.
During Jamie’s tenure Dairy One has grown its scope of business to serve the increasing production information and technology needs of farmers. Part of this growth has included a number of mergers and acquisitions with and of other organizations. Dairy One has grown to be more of a national and international business from a regional business. Jamie holds a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Syracuse University. He was also a member of LEAD NY Class II.