Mirerva Dairy Hires New CFO

Steven H. Lefkowitz has assumed the role at the fifth-generation family-owned Ohio creamery.
Zachary Russell
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Ohio-based Minerva Dairy, a supplier of butter and cheese for private label use, has hired a new chief financial officer. 

Steven H. Lefkowitz began his new role at the family-owned creamery on July 5. He earned a degree in accounting from Miami University and has held financial leadership roles at numerous companies over the past four decades, including Tire Centers, Monarch Steel, Alco Manufacturing, and most recently ChromaScape, where he served as CFO since 2019.

“Steve is a customer-centric financial leader who understands the goals of all departments and their impact on our bottom line,” said Minerva Dairy fifth-generation co-owner Venae Watts, who spoke with Store Brands recently about the state of the dairy industry. “He will be key to driving our strategic plan through his timely, accurate, and relevant financial and operational planning and execution.” 

At Tire Centers, Lefkowitz helped build the business from a smaller chain with $125 million in annual retail sales to the largest independent tire dealer in the country with $400+ million in sales.

“It’s an honor to work with the fifth generation of a family-owned business that’s as beloved in Ohio and nationwide as Minerva Dairy,” said Lefkowitz. “My goals are to establish enhanced cash-management tools, develop a greater sense of corporate governance, and bring enhanced financial reporting through a proactive and collaborative leadership approach.”