2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 1-25

The top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

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Subsidiaries: Canada Bread Co., Maple Leaf Bakery U.K; Divisions: Protein Value Chain (Consumer Foods, Rothsay Rendering, Schneider Foods, Shur-Gain, Pork, Landmark Feeds Inc., Poultry, Elite Swine Inc., International); Bakery Products Group (Fresh Bakery, Frozen Bakery)

Brands: Burns, California Goldminer, Dempster’s, Hygrade, Maison-Cousin, Maple Leaf, New York Bagel, Nutriwhip, Olivieri, Prime Turkey, Shopsy's, Tenderflake

Major Product Areas: Meat, bakery

18. Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

111 S. Texas St., Pittsburg, TX 75686-0093
Phone: (903) 855-1000; Fax: (903) 856-7505

Executives: Chmn.: Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim; Vice Chmn.: Clifford Butler; Pres./CEO: O.B. Goolsby Jr.; EVP & CFO: Richard Cogdill; COO: J. Clinton Rivers; EVP-Sales & Mktg.: Robert A. Wright
Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Pierce Foods

Brands: EatWellStayHealthy, EggsPlus, Pilgrim’s Pride

Major Product Areas: Poultry, meat, eggs, deli

19. Cargill Inc.

15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, MN 55391-2399
Phone: 763-742-7575; Fax: 763-742-7393; www.cargill.com

Executives: Chrmn & CEO: Warren Staley; Vice Chairman & CFO: Robert L. Lumpkins; Vice Chairman: F. Guilllaume Bastiaens; EVP: David W. Raisbeck; Pres., Asia/Pacific Sector: Daniel R. Huber; VP, General Counsel & Secretary: James D. Moe; VP & Chief Technology Officer: Ronald L. Christenson; VP, Worldwide Cargill Foods and Procurement: Tyrone K. Thayer; VP & Treasurer: William W. Veazey

Brands: NA

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, bakery, fats/oils, grain mill products, beverages, miscellaneous

20. Hormel Foods Corp.

One Hormel Place, Austin, MN 55912-3680
Phone: (507) 437-5611; Fax: (507) 437-5158; www.hormel.com

Executives: Chmn., Pres. & CEO: Joel W. Johnson; EVP, Refrigerated Foods: Gary J. Ray; Group VP, Prepared Foods: Eric A. Brown; Group VP, International & Corporate Development: David N. Dickson; SVP, CFO: Michael J. McCoy; Group VP, Foodservice: Stevn G. Binder; Group VP, Meat Products: Ronald W. Fielding; SVP, Corporate Staff: James A. Jorgenson; SVP, External Affairs, General Counsel: Mahlon C. Schneider; VP, Pres. Hormel Foods International: Richard A. Bross; VP, Foodservice Sales; VP, Research & Development: Forrest D. Dryden, Ph.D.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Hormel Foods International Corp., Jennie-O Foods

Brands: Black Label, By George, Chi-Chi's, Cure 81, Curemaster, Dinty Moore, Dubuque, Farm Fresh, Fast'N Easy, Herdez, Homeland, Hormel, House of Tsang, Jennie-O, Kid's Kitchen, Light & Lean, Little Sizzlers, Mary Kitchen, Old Smokehouse, Quick Meal, Rosa Grande, Sandwich Maker, SPAM, Stagg, Wranglers

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, canned, frozen and preserved foods, fats/oils, miscellaneous

21. Mars Inc.

6885 Elm St., McLean, VA 22101-3810
Phone: 703-821-4900; Fax: 703-448-9678; www.mars.com

Executives: Pres.-Mars Inc.: Paul Michaels; Pres.-Masterfoods North America: Robert Gamgort
Subsidiaries, Divisions: Masterfoods

Brands: Bounty, Cesar, CocoaVia, Combos, Dove, Kudos, M&M's, Mars, Milky Way, Pedigree, Sheba, Snickers, Starburst, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Uncle Ben's, Whiskas

Major Product Areas: Confectionery, snacks, prepared foods, pet foods, ice cream/frozen novelties

22. SABMiller Plc.

3939 W. Highland Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53201-2866   
Phone: 414-931-2000; Fax: 414-931-3735; www.millerbrewing.com/home.asp

Executives: Chmn: Meyer Kahn; CEO: Graham Mackay; CFO: Malcolm Wyman; Pres./CEO-Miller Brewing: Norman Adami; Managing director-SABMiller Europe: Alan Clark; Managing director-South African Breweries Ltd.: Tony van Kralingen

Subsidiaries: Miller Brewing Co.

Brands: Miller Lite, Genuine Draft, Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Mickey's Malt Liquor, Sharp's non-alcohol brew, Henry Weinhard's, Hamm's, Olde English, Magnum Malt Liquor, Milwaukee's Best, Stolichnaya Citrona, Sauza Diablo, Jack Daniel's Original Hard Cola, Skyy Blue, Red Dog, Icehouse, Southpaw Light, Leinenkugel’s,  Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Foster’s Lager.

Major Product Area: Beer and malt beverages

23. Hershey Co.

100 Crystal A Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 534-6799; www.hersheys.com

Executives: Chrmn/Pres./CEO: Richard Lenny; Vice Chmn.: Joseph P. Viviano; SVP, CFO & Treas.: William F. Christ; VP, R&D: Charles L. Duncan; SVP, Operations: Raymond Brace; EVP, COO: Michael F. Pasquale; VP-Finance & Planning-U.S. commercial: Humberto Alfonso

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Hershey International, Weston, Fla.

Brands: 5th Avenue, Almond Joy, Amazin' Fruit Candies, Amazin' Fruit Super Fruit Candies, Bridge Mixture, Brown Cow, Cadbury's Candies, Caramello's, Cherry Blossom, Chipits Chocolate Chips, Chuckles, Crash Bar, Eat-More, Glosette, Good & Plenty, Goodies, Heath Bar, Heide, Hershey's, Hugs, Jolly Rancher, Kisses, Kit Kat, Krackel, Lowney, Luden's, Milk Duds, Mounds, Mr. Freeze, Mr. Goodbar, Nibs, NutRageous, Oh Henry!, Ovation, PayDay, Pot of Gold, Rain-Blo, Reese's, Rolo, Skor, Sour Dudes, Special Crisp, Special Dark, Strawberry Cow, Super Bubble, Sweet Escapes, Symphony, TasteTations, Top Scotch, Twizzelators, Twizzlers, Whatchmacallit, Whoppers, Wunderbeans, York, Zagnut, Zero

Major Product Areas: Sugar/confectionery

24. H.J. Heinz Co.

600 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-456-5700; Fax: 412-456-6128; www.heinz.com

Executives: Pres., Chmn., & CEO: William Johnson; EVP, Global Foodservice: Jeffrey P. Berger; SVP, President, Consumer Products: David C. Moran; EVP and CFO: Arthur Winkleblack; SVP, Corporate & Government Affairs & CAO: D. Edward I. Smyth; SVP, General Counsel: Theodore N. Bobby; SVP, Business Development: Mitchell A. Ring; VP, Taxes: John C. Crowe

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Heinz Canada, North York, Ontario; Heinz Central Eastern Europe, Budapest, Hungary; Heinz Europe, London, England; Heinz Frozen Food Co., Pittsburgh; Heinz Pacific Rim, Auckland, New Zealand; Heinz Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa; Star-Kist Foods, Newport, Ky.

Brands: Boston Market, Classico Earth's Best, Farley's, Guloso, Heinz, Ken-L-Ration, Olivine, Ore-Ida, Orlando, Plasmon, Smart Ones, Starkist, Wattie's, Weight Watchers, Wyler’s, Vlassic

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

25. Molson Coors Co.

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

To access processor profiles ranked 26-50, click here. Access processor profiles 51-100 here.

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