American Butter Institute
The American Butter Institute (ABI) is an Arlington, VA-based trade association for manufacturers, processors, marketers, and distributors of butter and butter products. Originally established as the National Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers in 1908, ABI's mission is to promote and protect the interest and welfare of the butter industry. There are currently 24 active member companies that market approximately 95% of all the butter manufactured in the U.S.
October 18, 2013: Anuja Miner Named Executive Director of Butter Industry Trade Group
Anuja Miner (left) has been named executive director of the American Butter Institute (ABI), a trade association for butter manufacturers and distributors. Miner has served as the association’s program administrator since 1995. “These are exciting days for the ABI. The institute will thrive under Anuja’s leadership. We look forward to working with her to implement the institute’s strategic plan,” said ABI Board President David Riemersma of Butterball Farms.
May 13, 2013: Butter Industry Annual Meeting Draws Record Crowd
The 15th Joint Annual Conference of the American Butter Institute (ABI) and the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) was held April 28-30, 2013 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. This year’s meeting drew over 850 industry executives, government officials, academia, and media. The two-and-a-half-day meeting addressed the manufactured dairy product industry’s latest challenges and opportunities, featuring presentations from a wide range of speakers.
Active Member - Any individual, firm, corporation, cooperative association, or other organized group manufacturing, processing, packaging, or distributing butter or butter products is eligible for membership in the American Butter Institute. Each active member company is entitled to one seat on the ABI Board of Directors, which is the governing body of the American Butter Institute. (ABI Active Members)
Associate Member - Any individual, firm, corporation, or other legal entity which supplies goods and services to the butter industry can become an associate member. Associate members are not entitled to a board seat. (ABI Associate Members)
President - David Riemersma, Butterball Farms (Grand Rapids, MI)
1st Vice President - Irv Holmes, Challenge Dairy Products (Dublin, CA)
2nd Vice President - Dean Van Tuinen, Darigold (Seattle, WA)
Anuja Miner - Executive Director
Beth Briczinski - Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Peter Vitaliano - Vice President, Economic Policy & Market Research
American Butter Institute
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 243-5630
Fax: (703) 841-9328