The Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) today announced the appointment of Linda Pearce as the Association’s new chief financial officer (CFO)
Pearce’s appointment comes as part of a strategic realignment of the leadership team at the fast-growing farmer-owned dairy cooperative. Based on the evolving needs of the organization and his own personal and professional interests, TCCA’s previous CFO Don Desjarlais will remain on in a newly defined role as vice president of finance and corporate controller.
“I’m confident that Linda’s strong leadership, financial acumen and history of building value for companies through organic growth will be a trememdeous asset to TCCA as we plan for several years of our own aggressive growth and increasing profitability,” said TCCA’s President and CEO Patrick Criteser.
Pearce is a native Oregonian with more than eighteen years of senior executive level management experience, serving international and domestic companies. She has most recently served as chief financial officer for Nautilus, Inc., a Vancouver, Wash.-based fitness equipment company, where she has helped the company achieve new levels of profitability. Prior to her role at Nautilus, Pearce spent 12 years as executive vice president and CFO at Portland-based Warn Industries, where she helped transition the 52-year old family business into a high performing company, while strengthening culture and core values. She has also held positions at several other notable Oregon-based companies including Gardenburger, Inc., Blount International, Inc. and Lindsay Forest Products, Inc.
Pearce will begin her role as CFO at TCCA in early July. “I have long admired the Tillamook brand and look forward to joining such a strong leadership team,” she said.
About Tillamook County Creamery Association
Established in 1909, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a cooperative of approximately 100 dairy farming families guided by century-old values of quality, cooperation, integrity, stewardship and responsiveness. Quickly becoming one of the top dairy brands in the country, Tillamook is most famously known for its award winning, naturally aged Tillamook cheddars and also offers a variety of other cheeses, ice cream, butter, sour cream, and yogurt.