Chairman of the Board, Keystone Potato Products, LLC
Chairman/CEO, Sterman Masser, Inc.
Keith Masser is a seventh generation potato farmer. After graduating from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1973, Keith worked as a Project Engineer with Proctor and Gamble before returning to the family potato farming business in 1976. Keith became President of Sterman Masser, Inc. after purchasing the business from his father in 1984. Since that time he has grown the potato growing, packaging, shipping and distribution business from a $2 million operation to a current sales level of $90 million per year.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Keith is an active leader in the local community serving as Chairman of the Hubley Township Board of Supervisors and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees. He has served on several national and state organizations including chairing the boards of the National Potato Council, the United States Potato Promotion Board, and the Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers.
President & COO, Keystone Potato Products, LLC
With family roots in the potato industry, a career in produce was a natural choice for David Masser. Born into the potato business, with both his maternal and paternal family in Central Pennsylvania's potato industry, David saw his future as expanding upon what his family had started generations before.
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State in Agricultural Systems Management and working as a test engineer for New Holland North America, he returned to the family business in 1999 when an expansion of the business provided the opportunity. Since returning, he has moved from Plant Manager to Director of Sales and now to President and COO of the company.
David has become critical to the company's development. He has built key industry relationships which have led to new sales, an expanded market share and have helped to secure the company's position as a national leader in the potato industry. David works hand in hand with his customers to develop the entire potato category with focus on variety, packaging options, sustainability, and taste to meet their needs.