Clinton’s Ditch Cooperative Co., Inc.’s employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the craft. Let us introduce you.
Michael Moehringer, General Manager
Mike brings over 25 years as an industry professional to the position of General Manager, with the majority of those spent in senior leadership / management positions. His varied operations background includes; cold fill beverage operations, PET processing in injection and blow molding, and aluminum can manufacture. Throughout those years, Mike gained broad exposure to the beverage, beer and dairy industry. His work experiences included responsibility for production, quality, customer service, financial, human resources, warehouse, and distribution operations.
Mike is a native of Central New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Utica College in 1980; he joined Clinton’s Ditch in January of 2012.
Thomas Millert, Plant Manager
Tom joined Clinton’s Ditch in the summer of 1974 and has been with us over 33 years. Tom worked as an hourly employee throughout his college years in various positions within all of our departments. Upon graduation from college, Tom was hired full-time and promoted to various positions within our company, including data entry, warehouse and production supervisor, and assistant plant manager. Tom was promoted to Plant Manager in 1997, a position he still holds today.
Tom is currently responsible for all aspects of our manufacturing process including: plant operations, production and materials planning, employee health and safety, and capital projects.
Tom’s many years of experience here at Clinton’s Ditch allows us to remain an effective and efficient operation.
Steve Erwin, Transportation Manager
Steve joined Clinton’s Ditch in 1998 as our Transportation Manager, and has been with us for 15 years. As Transportation Manager, he oversees our daily transportation department in all aspects from logistics coordination to route scheduling to fleet maintenance. He is responsible for a fleet of 30 trucks and 80 trailers. Steve also coordinates outside backhauls for various customers of Clinton’s Ditch.
Steve has been involved in the transportation industry for over 34 years. As a 20-year member of the NYS Motor Truck Association, a 15-year member of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), Mr. Erwin stays up-to-date and relevant with the latest news, information, and technology in the transportation industry.
He is a certified LCV Tandem Driver Trainer, a certified NYS Motor Vehicle Inspector. Steve is also an Accident Investigator for the National Committee of Motor Fleet Supervisors and a certified Hazardous Materials Technician. He received his Certificate of Competency from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Steve is also a stakeholder in the Onondaga County Traffic Advisory Board, and sits on the Onondaga County Fire Advisory Board. Mr. Erwin has also served as both a member and the Past Chief of the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department for the last 30 years.