Butter Buds names chief community affairs officer

Dan Ochwat
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Tom Buhler

Butter Buds has promoted Tom Buhler to the position of chief community affairs officer, a new role that will have him partnering with local businesses and nonprofit organizations. 

Buhler will continue to serve on the management team supporting Butter Buds operations, lead the company’s sustainability efforts and champion human resources initiatives.

The company is a global producer of dairy and non-dairy concentrates, manufacturing concentrated dairy flavors made from fresh butter, cream and cheese that includes for retailer private label lines. The company also has a line of flavor concentrates with unique flavors like Butter Buds Bacon, Olive Oil Buds, CocoaButter Buds and Dried Beer Extract. 

“Tom is working to advance our company’s mission of recognizing our local community and environment as critical stakeholders,” said John Buhler, president of Butter Buds. “His efforts will strengthen our relationships with local businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that are involved in boosting the health, economy, education and environment of our community.”

Tom Buhler said the company strives to be a dynamic, socially responsible organization and those efforts begin within the community. “As a multigenerational family-owned company, we are excited to strengthen our partnerships to ensure the health and prosperity of the surrounding community.”