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Stacey Pexa Lodden, Vice President of Human Resources, honored as Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2020 Woman in Business

Stacey Pexa Lodden, Vice President of Human Resources, honored as Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2020 Woman in Business 

Hard work, dedication and persistence pays off. Stacey Pexa Lodden, Vice President of Human Resources, has led Milk Specialties Global through significant growth by increasing employee headcount, strengthening employee retention, and instilling a purpose, vision and values program company-wide. Stacey is instrumental in executing policies and procedures that are currently the core of Milk Specialties Global today.  

Joining Milk Specialties Global as Human Resources Manager in 2012, Stacey quickly rose to Director of Human Resources in 2013 and Vice President of Human Resources in 2016.  Under her leadership, MSG has experienced 70% growth, increasing headcount from 520 employees to 880 employees in 2020. 

Pexa Lodden’s planning and leadership resulted in the expansion of the company’s Eden Prairie, MN, Headquarters as well as significant growth in the company’s Wautoma, WI & Norfolk, NE manufacturing facilities.  Stacey successfully integrated a newly acquired facility in Monroe, WI in 2016 as well as led initiatives to acquire a new Research & Development lab for the company’s Animal Nutrition Business Unit in Edina, MN in 2017.  

Impacting all Milk Specialties Global employees, Ms. Pexa Lodden implemented a unified HRIS & Payroll/timekeeping system for the entire organization in 2015. From start to finish, Stacey led MSG’s company-wide purpose, vision, and values, as well as implemented talent management processes in 2017. 

Stacey has demonstrated a dedicated involvement to her field and industry by receiving her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certification in 2010 and being an active member of SWMHRA (Southwest Metro Human Resources Association) since 2012. Outside of her professional life, Stacey enjoys time with her husband and two daughters, and has been a certified Feng Shui Practitioner since 2013.  

We extend our sincerest gratitude to Stacey for her hard work, dedication, and outstanding leadership at Milk Specialties Global. 

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