In 1933, Byrne began selling high-quality milk in glass bottles and delivering it to Central New York homes in horse-drawn wagons. It was the commitment to exceptional quality and the strong desire to produce the finest products every day to its customers that set Byrne apart.

Today, Byrne is a fourth generation, family-owned producer and distributor of milk, cream and ice cream. Based in Central New York, with its abundant supply of high quality milk, Byrne works with local family farms. Byrne’s average farm is only 35 miles from our plants where we receive around 50 million pounds of milk each month. Strong relationships with our farmers has been a cornerstone of Byrne’s business lasting through generations and bonded by handshakes not contracts.

Byrne currently has three manufacturing facilities in Central New York, including an an extended shelf-life (ESL) and ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization plant in DeWitt, a manufacturing facility located in Cortlandville and an ice cream center located in Syracuse. Byrne also has warehouse facilities in Syracuse and East Syracuse, and the company’s corporate headquarters are in LaFayette.

Board of Directors

Carl V. Byrne – Chief Executive Officer and President
Mark V. Byrne – Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Timothy P. Ahern – President and Founder of Ahern Murphy, & Associates. BS Accounting cum Laude, Syracuse University School of Management, 1978
Daniel Wood – Chief Operating Officer
Allen Naples – Former Regional President, M & T Bank, Syracuse University
Stephen Thomas, MD – Dr. Thomas is a Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and Infectious Diseases physician-scientist from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is the Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Institute for Global Health and Translational Science.
Daniel J. Hagen – Director of Business Development for Waste Management, Inc.’s Organic Growth Group BS Agricultural Engineering Technology, Cornell University, 1982; MBA from New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics
Christian Brunelle – Sonbyrne Vice President of Store Development. BA Sociology, Potsdam State
Ethan Minkel – Engagement consulting professional with Robert Half; formerly of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Kimberly Boynton – Former Chief Executive Officer of Crouse Health; graduate of Niagara University with a degree in accounting and the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University with a master’s degree in business administration