Printed in the September issue of Michigan Food News magazine
MIRA Board member and MGA’s Associate Member Prairie Farms Dairy promoted Gary Davis to National Sales Manager, effective October 1. Davis and his wife, Sharon, will move to the greater Saint Louis, Missouri, area. Prairie Farms, along with its joint ventures and subsidiaries, have 36 manufacturing facilities around the United States and will do over $3 billion in sales in 2014.
Davis has served as Prairie Farms Dairy Regional Sales Manager & General Manager since January 2006. In that position, he was responsible for Prairie Farm’s sales and marketing team for the Michigan/Northern Ohio region, which includes nine distribution centers/sales offices in addition to a high-volume manufacturing facility. As part of the National Sales Management team, Davis worked to coordinate sales across all classes of trades throughout the U.S.
Davis had a 20 year career with Tom Davis & Sons Dairy Company, working his way up to President when the company was sold to Prairie Farms Dairy in 2004, at which time he became the regional sales manager charged with introducing the Prairie Farms brand to Michigan.
From 1984 to 1989, Davis was an Advisor/ Shareholder in Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream Company, a subsidiary of Tom Davis & Sons.