Paul Martin will return to Western United Dairymen (WUD) to serve as interim CEO as the search continues for a permanent leader. WUD President Tom Barcellos said the board of directors and the entire staff is truly excited to welcome Paul back to the team. He noted that Paul is a familiar face to WUD members, and is more than capable of leading the organization. Both Tom and the entire WUD family couldn’t be happier to have Paul take the reins during this transition. Martin retired from WUD in 2012 after serving as the long-time director of environmental services. An expert in environmental issues and the California dairy industry, Martin is well regarded both domestically and internationally for his work on air and water quality issues. Over the course of his tenure, he also built strong relationships with federal and state agencies which is vital to WUD’s progress on issues important to the dairy industry. Martin graduated from UC Davis with a degree in agriculture economics and went on to earn his MA in environmental studies from Sonoma State. He is also a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
Jan. 16, 2015 WUD news