ButterBuds® Announces Michael Shrear as Regional Sales Manager

Apr 27, 2023

(April 27, 2023) Racine, WI – Butter Buds® Inc., a global leader in dairy and non-dairy concentrates, recently named Michael Shrear as Regional Sales Manager. In his new role, Shrear will be responsible for overseeing and managing sales of Butter Buds products to customers across the East Coast. Shrear will also establish and cultivate strong relationships with executive decision-makers, R&D teams and purchasing professionals who are developing new and reformulating existing products.

“We are thrilled to announce Michael Shrear as the new Regional Sales Manager at Butter Buds for our East Coast customers,” said Michael Ivey, National Sales Director, Butter Buds Inc. “With extensive experience in ingredient sales and a solution-oriented approach, we are confident that Michael will provide exceptional customer service and help to strengthen our relationships with both customers and prospects. His culinary background will also be a great asset to our customers and provide great insight to our sales management team. We are looking forward to seeing Michael excel in his new role!”

As Regional Sales Manager, Michael Shrear will establish and forecast sales objectives and ensure goals are met for his region. He will also regularly interact with customers and prospects to impart product knowledge of Butter Buds’ ingredients and help clients meet their goals. Additionally, he will meet with customers to discuss their evolving needs, prioritizing their interests while suggesting prompt solutions.

Shrear added, “Butter Buds offers unique and effective solutions that help clients meet their nutritional, sensory and budgetary goals while responding to market demands including clean label, organic and dairy free. I’m very excited to lead Butter Buds’ sales efforts on the East Coast and help our clients to succeed in today’s food and beverage marketplace.”

Michael Shrear joined the Butter Buds Domestic Sales team in March 2023. Prior to that, he was Industrial Account Manager at Woodland Foods, a wholesale supplier of dried foods for industrial, foodservice and retail segments, for eight years. His tenure also includes extensive experience as an executive chef in restaurants including Poag Mahone's and The Bluestone. Michael Shrear earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University.

To learn more about Butter Buds concentrated dairy ingredients and specialty flavors, please visit https://www.bbuds.com/food-ingredients.


Butter Buds® Inc. manufactures a wide array of concentrated dairy flavors made from fresh butter, cream and cheese. Butter Buds® also offers a line of innovative flavor concentrates that provide unique flavor characteristics – Butter Buds-Bacon™, CocoaButter Buds® and Dried Beer Extract. To address today’s clean label trend, Butter Buds® provides a variety of clean label options including Certified Organic and non-dairy dairy flavors.

For additional information, please contact:

Butter Buds® Inc.

(262) 598-9900