Rance C. Miles


As the chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) with the Quality Milk Sales group of companies, Rance C. Miles manages Select Milk Producers, Inc., an Artesia, New Mexico, enterprise that produces dairy products for diverse domestic and foreign markets. Select Milk Producers has annual revenues of nearly $1 billion and sales of approximately 4.5 billion pounds each year. Rance C. Miles also guides Continental Dairy Products, Inc., which has yearly sales of $385 million and markets 1.5 billion pounds of milk annually. Together, the companies produce a range of products, including cheese, cream, and nonfat dry milk. Their primary customers are major supermarkets with in-house brands and dairy-processing facilities.

Rance C. Miles holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural finance from New Mexico State University and completed graduate studies in community bank management at the University of Texas, Austin. He has held a number of board positions, both within the Quality Milk Sales group and with institutions such as First American Bank, which he helped lead as executive vice president and COO from 1988 to 1997. Rance C. Miles is a board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and serves on the organization’s agricultural, public affairs, and environmental regulation committees.

  • Work
    • Quality milk sales
  • Education
    • NMSU