Joe Breske is retiring from Valley Queen after a 17-year career there. Breske and his wife, Cheryl, moved to Milbank in 2004, when he became Valley Queen’s whey plant manager. During the course of his employment, he transitioned to the role of whey technologist. Over the years, Joe experienced a myriad of changes within the company — from the growth of the team and the shift to a 24/7 operation to a huge increase in automated processes and the addition of new products.
Although Breske plans to continue in some capacity at Valley Queen, he says he’s looking forward to spending more time with his grandson and a schedule that will accommodate more golfing and fishing.
“Without a doubt, the thing I’ll miss most is the people,” Breske said. ‘Valley Queen has been a great company to work for. If you want to live and work in Milbank, there’s plenty of growth happening and lots of opportunity with Valley Queen.”
Valley Queen commended Breske for his dedication and years of service. “Thank you, Joe, for your commitment to Valley Queen and for the knowledge, experience, and fun-loving spirit you’ve brought to our team. We wish you the best in your retirement!”
Photo: left- Lloyd Metzger, VP of Quality and Tech Services and Joe Breske