2005 "Top 100" corporate profiles (26-50)

This article provides background information on the companies comprising Food Processing's Top 100. Our ranking reflects the 100 largest value-added food and beverage processors in the U.S. and Canada, the top producers (not necessarily marketers) of grocery store-ready packaged food products.

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Editor's Note: To read the main article on the Top 100 processors and how our list was compiled, see "Top 100 for 2005: This chicken comes first." To access profiles of processors ranked 1-25, click here.



26. Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 64101, St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: (612) 481-2222 • Fax: (612) 481-2022 • www.landolakes.com

Executives: Pres./CEO: Chris Policinski; SVP & CFO: Dan Knutson; EVP-Land O’Lakes Purina Feed: Fernando Palacios; EVP & COO-Dairy Foods Value-Added: Steve Dunphy; EVP & COO-Dairy Foods Industrial: Alan Pierson; VP-Seed: Dave Seehusen; VP-HR: Karen Grabow; VP & General Counsel: Peter Janzen; VP-Public Affairs: Jim Fife; VP-Strategy & Business Development: Barry Wolfish

Brands: Country Morning Blend, Land O'Lakes

Major Product Areas: Dairy


27. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

Address: 410 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 644-2121 • Fax: (312) 644-0097 • www.wrigley.com

Executives: Pres. & CEO: William Wrigley Jr.; SVP, International: Peter R. Hempstead; SVP, Americas: Gary E. McCollough; SVP, CFO: Ronald V. Waters; VP, Worldwide Manufacturing: Donald E. Balster; VP: Gary R. Bebee; VP, Organizational Development: Vincent C. Bonica; CIO, VO: Donagh Helihy; VP, Worlwide Engineering: Shaun Kim;VP, International: Jon Orving; VP: Dusan Petrovitch; VP, Europe: Stefan Pfander; VP, Corporate Affairs: Wm. M. Piet; VP, Purchasing: John A. Schaefer; VP, Research & Development: Phillip G. Schnell; VP, Supply Chain & Coroporate Development: Darell R. Splithoff; VP, Product & Technical Development: Christafor E. Sundstrom; VP, Asia: Michael F. Wong; Senior Director Consumer Marketing: A Rory Finlay; Controller: Reuben Gamoran; Senior Director, Benefits & Compensation: Philip C. Johnson; Secretary & General Counsel: Howard Malovany; Treasurer: Alan J. Schneider; Senior Director, Product & Technical Development.

Brands: Airwaves, Doublemint, Extra, Ice White, P.K, Alpine, eclipse, Freedent, Juicy Fruit, Spearmint, Big Red, excel, Hubba Bubba, Orbit, Winterfresh, Big League Chew, Bubble Jug, Bug City, Blasters, Bubble Tape, Everest.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Amurol Confections Co., Yorkville, Ill.; Four-Ten Corp., Chicago; L.A. Dreyfus Co., Edison, N.J.; Northwestern Flavors Inc., West Chicago, Ill.; The Wrigley Company Pty., Sydney, Australia; Wrigley Austria Ges.m.b.H., Salzburg, Austria; Wrigley Bulgaria EOOD, Sofia, Bulgaria; Wrigley Canada, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada; Wrigley Chewing Gum Company Ltd., Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China; Wrigley Zagreb d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia; Wrigley s.r.o., Prague Czech Republic; The Wrigley Co. Ltd., Plymouth, England, U.K.;

Major Product Areas: Candy & confectionery


28. Procter & Gamble Co.

Address: One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 983-1100 • Fax: (513) 983-9369 • www.pg.com

Executives: Chmn.: John E. Pepper; Pres. & CEO: Alan “A.G.” Lafley; CTO: Gordon Brunner; CFO: Clayton C. Daley Jr.

Brands: Crisco, Folger's, Hawaiian Punch, Jif, Millstone, Olean, Punica, Pringles, Sunny Delight

Major Product Areas: Fats/oils, beverages, miscellaneous


29. Weston Foods

Address: 255 Business Center Drive, Ste. 200, Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215)-672-8010 • Fax: (215)-672-6988

Executives: President, Weston Foods Canada: Ralph A. Robinson; President, Weston Foods United States: Gary J. Prince; VP, Operations: Charles W. Loschmann; SVP, Finance: Bill Petersen

Brands: Arnold, Entenmann's, Freihofer's, and Thomas'

Major Product Areas: Bakery


30. Interstate Bakeries Corp.

Address: 12 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 502-4000 • Fax: (816) 502-4126 • www.irin.com/ibc

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Charles A. Sullivan; Pres. & COO: Michael D. Kafoure; SVP, Purchasing: Brian Stevenson; SVP, CFO: Frank W. Coffey; VP, Treas.: Paul Yarick; SVP, Marketing: Mark D. Dirkes; VP, R&D: Theresa Cogswell

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Interstate Brands Corp., Interstate Brands West Corp.

Brands: Beefsteak, Bread du Jour, Butternut, Cotton's, Dolly Madison, Eddy's, Holsum, Home Pride, Hostess, J.J. Nissen, Marie Callender's, Merita, Millbrook, Mrs. Cubbison's, Roman Meal, Sun Maid, Toscana, Wonder

Major Product Areas: Bakery products


31. Del Monte Foods

Address: One Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 247-3000 • Fax: (415) 247-3565 • www.delmonte.com

Executives: Chmn., Pres., CEO: Richard Wolford; COO: Wesley Smith; EVP, CFO: David Meyers; SVP, Sales: John Alfieri; SVP, CAO: Richard L. French; SVP, Treasurer: Thomas E. Gibbons; SVP, Strategic Planning & Business Development: Marc D. Haberman; SVP, Marketing: Irvin R. Holmes; SVP, CCAO: William J. Spain; VP, General Counsel & Secretary: William R. Sawyers

Brands: Apple Cup, Contadina, Del Monte, Fruit Cup, Fruit Naturals, Fruit Pleasures, Fruit Rageous, Fruit Smoothie Blenders, Orchard Select, Snack Cup

Major Product Areas: Fruits, vegetables


32. Saputo Inc. (4/06)

Address: 6869 Metropolitain Blvd. East, Saint-Leonard, Quebec, H1P 1X8
Phone: (514) 328-6662 • Fax: (514) 328-3310 • www.saputo.com

Executives: Chmn: Lino Saputo Sr.; Pres./CEO: Lino Saputo Jr.; EVP Finance & Admin.: Louis-Philippe Carriere; Pres./COO-USA Cheese Div.: Terry Brockman

Brands: Armstrong, Bari, Dragone, Frigo, Gardenia, Lorraine, Saputo, Stella, Treasure Cave

Major Product Areas: Dairy products (mostly cheese), bakery


33. Chiquita Brands International Inc.

Address: 250 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 784-8000 • Fax: (513) 784-8030 • www.chiquita.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Carl Lindner; Vice Chmn.: Keith Lindner; Pres., COO: Steven Warshaw; Pres. & COO, Chiquita Banana Group: Robert F. Kistinger; Pres., Diversified Foods Group: Anthony Battaglia; Pres. & COO, Chiquita Banana Group North American: Benjamin Paz; Pres. & COO, Chiquita Banana Group Europe: Peter A. Horekens; EVP, Fresh Sales & Marketing-North America: Fred B. Heptinstall;

Brands: Chiquita Tropicals, Chiquita, Clover, Club Chef, Consul, Friday, Naked Foods, Naked Juice, Naked Sun Tea, Numar

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods, beverages


34. Perdue Farms, Inc.

Address: Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD 21802
Phone: (410) 543-3000 • Fax: (410) 543-3874 • www.perdue.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: James Perdue; Pres. & COO: Robert Turley; CFO: Michael Cooper

Brands: Cafe Perdue, Cookin' Good, DeLuca, Fit'n Easy, Freshly Sliced Deli Pick-Ups, Golpak, Perdue Oven Stuffers, Perdue, Shenandoah, Tender Ready

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, fats/oils


35. Schreiber Foods Inc.

Address: 425 Pine St., Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: (920) 437-7601 • Fax: (920) 437-1617 • www.sficorp.com

Executives: Chmn.: Robert G. Bush; Pres. & CEO: John C. Meng; CFO: Bryan Liddy

Major Product Areas: Dairy (cheese)


36. Seaboard Corp.

Address: 9000 W. 67 St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66201
Phone: (913) 676-8800 • Fax: (913) 676-8872 • www.seaboardcorp.com

Executives: Chmn., Pres. & CEO: H.H. Bresky; EVP & Treas.: Joe E. Rodrigues; VP: Rick Hoffman; VP: Steven Bresky; VP, Finance: Robert Steer

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Pork Division, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; Poultry Division, Athens, Ga.

Brands: Bimbo, Chestnut Hill Farms, Country Hearth, Cumars Best, Easy Entrees, Gold-n-Fresh, Holsum, Olympic Kids, Season Sweet

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, canned, frozen and preserved foods, grain mill, bakery, sugar/confectionery


37. Molson Coors Co.

Address: 311 10th St., Golden, CO 80401-1295
Phone: (303) 279-6565 • Fax: (303) 277-6517 • www.coors.com

Executives: Chmn. & Pres.: William K. Coors; Vice Chmn.: Joseph Coors; Vice Chmn. & CEO, Coors Brewing: Peter H. Coors; Pres. & COO, Coors Brewing: W. Leo Kiely III; SVP, Operations and Technology, Coors Brewing: L. Don Brown; SVP & CFO, Coors Brewing: Timothy Wolf; SVP, Marketing, Coors Brewing: William H. Weintraub; SVP, Sales, Coors Brewing: Carl Barnhill

Brands: Blue Moon, Coors, Extra Gold, George Killian's, Herman Joseph's, Keystone, Original, Steinlager, Winterfest, Zima

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Coors Brewing Co., Coors Brewing Co. International, Coors Brewing Iberica SA, Coors Brewing International CV, Coors Brewing International Ltd., Coors Canada, Coors Japan Co., Coors Nova Scotia Co.

Major Product Areas: Beverages


38. Dairy Farmers of America

Address: Northpointe Tower, 10220 N. Executive Hills Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 801-6455 • Fax: (816) 801-6456 • www.dfamilk.com

Executives: Chmn.: Herman Brubaker; Pres. & CEO: Gary Hanman; SVP & COO: John Collins; CFO: Gerald Bos; SVP, Marketing and Sales, Cheese: Lonnie Spurgeon; VP & COO, Formulated Dairy Foods: Sam McCroskey; SVP/Cheese Operations: Don Bradford; VP, Marketing & Economic Analysis: John Wilson; VP, R&D: Craig Schroeder; VP & COO, Northeast Area Council: Don Branson; VP & COO, Southwest Area Council: David Jones; VP & COO, California Area Council: David Parrish; VP & COO, Central Area Council: William Phipps; VP & COO, Mountain Area Council: Greg Yando; COO, Southeast Area Council: Randy McGinnis

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Formulated Dairy Foods Group, Springfield, Mo.; Dairy Foods Group, Springfield, Mo.; Mountain Council, Salt Lake City; California Area Council, Corona, Calif.; Southwest Area Council, Arlington, Texas; Central Area Council, St. Louis; Southeast Area Council, Knoxville, Tenn.; Northeast Area Council, Strongsville, Ohio

Brands: Borden Cheese, Breakstone Butter, Healthy Pleasures, Mid-America Farms, Sport Shake

Major Product Areas: Dairy


39. Gold Kist Inc.

Address: 244 Perimeter Center Pkwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: (770) 393-5000 • Fax: (770) 393-5262 • www.goldkist.com

Executives: Chmn.: Fred N. Norris Jr.; CEO: Gaylord Coan; Pres. & COO: John Bekkers; CFO, Treasurer: Steven O. West; VP, Operations, Poultry Group: Donald W. Mabe; VP, Marketing, Poultry Group: Jerry L. Stewart

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Golden Peanut Co., Young Pecan Co.

Brands: Gold Kist Farms

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry


40. Golden State Foods

Address: 18301 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 1100, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 252-2000 • Fax: (949) 252-2080 • www.goldenstatefoods.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Mark S. Wetterau; Vice Chmn. & President-International: Richard W. Gochnauer; EVP and CFO: Mike Waitukaitis

Brands: Chef Gold

Major Product Areas: Bakery, beef products, processed produce, and condiments, dressings and sauces, jams, jellies, syrups and toppings for foodservice


41. HP Hood LLC (4/06)

Address: 90 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150-2301
Phone: (617) 887-3000 or (800) 343-6592

Executives: Chmn, Pres., CEO: John Kaneb; CFO: Gary Kaneb; SVP-Operations: H. Scott Blake; SVP-R&D, Engineering and Procurement: Mike Suever; SVP-General Counsel: Paul Nightingale; EVP-Sales: James Walsh; VP: Jeffrey Kaneb; VP/Controller: James A. Marcinelli; VP/Treasurer: Theresa Bresten; VP-Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs: Margaret Poole; VP-Operations Services: Francis Torgerson; VP-Human Resources: Bruce Bacon; VP-Marketing: Barry Boehme; VP-Public Relations and Government Affairs: Lynne Bohan

Subsidiaries: Crowley Foods, Kemps LLC

Brands: Axelrod, Crowley, Heluva Good Cheese, Hood, Kemps, Maggio, Penn Maid, Rosenberger’s, Simply Smart, Yo-J

Major Product Areas: Dairy products, ice cream, drinks


42. Rich Products Corp.

Address: 1150 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 878-8000 • Fax: (716) 878-8765 • www.richs.com

Executives: Chmn/CEO: Robert E. Rich Jr.; COO: William G. Gisel Jr.; CFO: Charles R. Trego

Brands: Della Suprema, Old World Country Classics, Rich’s

Major Product Areas: Non-dairy refrigerated and frozen products


43. J. M. Smucker Co.

Address: One Strawberry Lane, Orrville, OH 44667-0280
Phone: (330) 682-3000 • Fax: (330) 684-3370 • www.smucker.com

Executives: Chmn.: Timothy Smucker; Pres.: Richard Smucker; VP, Operations: Robert Morrison; VP & General Manager, Consumer Market: Vincent Byrd; VP, Sales: K. Edwin Dountz; VP & General Manager, Industrial Market: Fred Duncan Jr.; VP & General Manager, International and Beverage Market: Charles Laine

Brands: After the Fall, Dickinson's, IXL, J.M. Smucker's, Laura Scudder, Lost Acres, R.W. Knudsen Family, Santa Cruz, Shirriff, Simply Fruit, Smucker's

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods, beverages


44. The Schwan Food Co.

Address: 115 W. College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: (800) 533-5290, (507) 532-3274 • www.theschwanfoodcompany.com

Executives: Chmn: Alfred Schwan; V-Chmn, Pres./CEO: M. Lenny Pippin; SEVP&COO: John Beadle; SEVP & CFO: Tracy Burr; SEVP-Strategic Development: David Bunnell; SVP-Human Resources: Bernadette Kruk; SVP & General Counsel: Brian Sattler; Pres.-Schwan's Global Home Service: Cal Brink; Pres.-Schwan's Global Consumer Brands: Bill McCormack; Pres.-Schwan's Global Food Service: Larry Oberkfell; Pres.-Schwan's Global Supply Chain: Doug Olsem; Pres.-Schwan's Venture Group: David Paskach; EVP-Product and Market Strategy: Greg Flack

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Schwan's Home Service Inc., Schwan's Global Consumer Brands Inc., Schwan's Food Service Group Inc.

Brands: Tony’s, Red Baron, Freschetta, Pagoda, Larry’s

Major Product Areas: Frozen foods


45. Brown-Forman Corp.

Address: 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40201-1080
Phone: (502) 585-1100 • Fax: (502) 774-7876 • www.brown-forMgr.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Owsley Brown II; Vice Chmn., Pres. & CEO, Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide: William M. Street; VC: Owsley B. Frazier; EVP & CFO: Steven B. Ratoff; EVP, Brown Forman Beverages Worldwide: E. Peter Rutledge; SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Brown-Forman Beverages, Worldwide: Timothy D. Younkin; VP & Dir., R&D, Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide: John Bujake

Brands: Armstrong Ridge, Bel Arbor, Black Bush, Blue Grass, Bolla, Bonterra Vineyards, Brolio, Bushmills, Canadian Mist, Carmen Vineyards, Early Times, Fetzer Vineyards, Finlandia, Fontana Vineyards, Fontanafredda, Forester, Gentlemen Jack, Glenmorangie, Ice Breakers, Jack Daniel's, Jekel Vineyards, Korbel, Mendocino, Michel Picard, Noilly Prat, Oblio, Old Forester, Pepe Lopez, Southern Comfort, Tropical Freezes, Usher's, Woodford Reserve

Major Product Areas: Beverages


46. Parmalat Canada (Parmalat Dairy & Bakery Inc.)

Address: 5915 Airport Road, 10th Floor, Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1T1
Phone: (800) 563-1515 •  www.parmalat.ca

Brands: Astro, Beatrice, Black Diamond, Lactantia, Parmalat

Major Product Areas: Dairy


47. Leprino Foods Co.

Address: 1830 W. 38th St., Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (303) 480-2600 • Fax: (303) 480-2605

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: James Leprino; Pres.: Wes Allen; SVP, Business Development: Larry Jensen; VP, Finance: Ron Klump; VP, Personnel: Dave Swan;

Brands: Leprino

Major Product Areas: Dairy (cheese)


48. J.R. Simplot Co.

Address: One Capital Center, 999 Main St., Suite 1300, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 336-2110 • Fax: (208) 389-7515

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Stephen Beebe; SVP &d CFO: Dennis Mogensen; Pres., Simplot Food Group: James Munyon; SVP, Marketing: Greg Ibsen; SVP, Operations: Rick Fisch; VP, Research: Steve Vernon

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Simplot Dairy Products, SSI Food Services, Simplot Meat Products Division, Simplot Food Group

Brands: Blue Ribbon, Golden Seal, J.R. Simplot, MicroMagic, Simplot Classic

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods


49. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 618, St. Louis, MO 63188-0618
Phone: (314) 877-7000 • Fax: (314) 877-7666 • www.ralcorp.com

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Joe R. Micheletto; V.P. & Controller: Thomas G. Granneman; V.P. & Pres., Nutcracker Brands, Inc.: Gregory Hintlian; V.P. & Pres., Bremner, Inc.: Kevin J. Hunt; V.P., General Counsel, & Secretary: Robert W. Lockwood; V.P. & Treasurer: Scott Monette; V.P. & Pres., Ralston Foods: David P. Skarie; V.P. & Pres., The Carriage House Companies, Inc.: James A. Nichols; V.P. & Director of Product Supply: Ronald D. Wilkinson

Brands: Bremner, Carriage House, Cascade, Farina, Nutcracker, Ralston, RyKrisp

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods, bakery, grain mill products


50. Flowers Foods Inc.

Address: 1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA 31757
Phone: (229) 226-9110 • Fax: (229) 225-3816 • www.flowersindustries.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Amos R. McMullian; President and COO: George E. Deese; SVP and CFO: Jimmy M. Woodward

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Flowers Bakeries Inc., Thomasville, Ga.; Mrs. Smith's Bakeries Inc., Suwanee, Ga.

Brands: BlueBird, Bunny, Butterkrust, Cobblestone Mill, Danish Kitchens, European Bakers, Evangeline Maid, Mary Jane, Mrs. Freshley's, Mrs. Smith's, Murray, Nature's Own, Oregon Farms, Oronoque Orchard, Our Special Touch, Pet-Ritz, Pour-A-Quiche, Sunshine, Vienna Fingers

Major Product Areas: Bakery

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