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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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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