Long-time Kusel Equipment Owner Gary Smith Honored with WCMA Distinguished Service Award
Industry innovator Gary Smith was honored with the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association’s Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to “recognize persons that have played a significant role in building the success of the US dairy industry.”
As noted in the article, “Gary Smith purchased the company from members of the original Kusel family in 1973 and was at the helm until he passed away in 2014. Smith’s commitment to Kusel and the cheese industry are one of the key reasons Kusel Equipment has been successful over time.”
Gary’s son and current Kusel Equipment president, David Smith, accepted the award on behalf of his father at the International Cheese Technology Expo in April.