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Lakeshore Advantage Announces the Appointment of Two New Board Members

ZEELAND, Mich. – Lakeshore Advantage announced the appointment of two new members to the board of directors. Elected to serve three-year terms are Phil LaMothe, plant manager of fairlife, LLC and Nick Nykerk, CEO of Lakewood Construction with terms beginning this month.

“We look forward to learning from Nick and Phil’s expertise,” said Board Chair Neil Boehm. “Nick will serve as a resource as the team works to add additional industrial sites and understand the ever-changing construction industry to support our growing employers. Phil will bring the agriculture and food processing voice to our board—a key and thriving industry sector for our region.”

LaMothe has worked in food processing for 11 years. He is currently Plant Director at fairlife, LLC. He has extensive food processing experience having worked at Gerber, Nestle and Leprino Foods prior to joining fairlife. Nykerk is the president of Lakewood Construction, a commercial construction firm that serves clients throughout West Michigan, bringing with him nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. He is also currently the chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors Association.

“Our board is representative of the geographic region and industries our organization serves,” said President Jennifer Owens. “Their expertise helps ensure our organization continues to be responsive to the changing needs of the region’s primary employers. We are looking forward to learning from them.”

Lakeshore Advantage board of directors sets overall policy of the organization, long and short-term goals and assures adequate funds are in place to fulfill the work plan. A full list of the organization’s board members can be found HERE (https://www.lakeshoreadvantage.com/about-us#board-members).

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