Ian Bullion Named Dairyland’s VP, Human Resources (April 10, 2017)
Dairyland has named Ian Bullion as Vice President – Human Resources, effective April 17, 2017. “Ian brings decades of diverse experience in human resources and talent management to Dairyland. This is essential in our complex and ever-changing industry,” said Barb Nick, President and CEO. “Our employees are our most valuable resource and it is vital that we effectively attract, retain and develop our workforce. I am confident that Ian will be a strong member of Dairyland’s leadership team as we work to exceed our members’ expectations.” Bullion will be responsible for the day-to-day strategic operation of the Human Resources Department, including benefits programs, employee training, compensation, recruitment and labor relations. He will also oversee the direction of the safety and security functions within Dairyland.
Dairyland Power Announces Wind Energy Expansion (February 14, 2017)
Dairyland Power Cooperative will begin purchasing 80 MW of renewable energy from the Barton Wind Farm (Kensett, Iowa), effective February 15. Dairyland has reached a power purchase agreement with Avangrid Renewables (Portland, Ore.) which owns and operates the Barton Wind Farm. It is located in north-central Iowa and has been in service since 2009. The Barton Wind Farm has a capacity of 160 MW of wind energy, of which Dairyland will purchase 80 MW—enough renewable energy to power more than 19,000 homes. “Dairyland’s Vision is to exceed expectations as a safe, sustainable, premier power cooperative. Resource diversification is a key component of that commitment to our cooperative membership. Growth in wind and solar supports Dairyland’s strategic direction to diversify, and we are very pleased to expand our renewable energy portfolio with the Barton Wind Farm,” said John Carr, Dairyland Vice President, Strategic Planning.