2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 26-50

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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Major Product Areas: Beverages

43. J. M. Smucker Co.

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

Executives: Chmn. & Co-CEO: Timothy Smucker; Pres. & Co-CEO: Richard Smucker; VP, CFO & Treas.: Mark Belgya; VP, Operations: Richard Troyak; SVP-Consumer Market: Vincent Byrd; VP & Controller: John Denman; VP-Sales, Grocery Market: Donald Hurrle Sr.; SVP-Special Markets: Fred Duncan Jr.; VP-Customer Development: John Mayer; VP-Logistics & Fruit Processing: John Milliken; VP & GM-Consumer Oils & Baking: Steven Oakland; VP-Intl. Market & Managing Dir.-Canada: Mark Smucker

Subsidiaries/Divisions: U.S. Retail Segment, Special Markets Segment

Brands: After the Fall, Crisco, Dickinson's, Hungry Jack, IXL, Jif, Laura Scudder, Lost Acres, Martha White, Pet, Pillsbury, Red River, Robin Hood, R.W. Knudsen Family, Santa Cruz, Shirriff, Simply Fruit, Smucker's

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

44 (tie). The Schwan Food Co.

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 & Pres.-Venture Group: David Bunnell; SVP-Human Resources: Bernadette Kruk; SVP & General Counsel: Brian Sattler; Pres.-Schwan's Global Food Service: Cal Brink; EVP & Pres.-Schwan's Development: Bill McCormack; Pres.-Schwan's Global Home Service: Larry Oberkfell; Pres.-Schwan's Global Supply Chain: Doug Olsem; SVP-Product & Market Strategy: Kristy Griffin; Pres.-Schwan’s Global Consumer Brands: Greg Flack  Subsidiaries/Divisions: Home Service Inc., Global Consumer Brands Inc., Global Food Service Inc., Global Supply Chain Inc.

Brands: Asian Sensation, Edwards, Freschetta, Larry’s, Mrs. Smith’s, Pagoda, Red Baron, Schwan’s, Tony’s

Major Product Areas: Frozen foods

44 (tie). Leprino Foods Co.

1830 W. 38th St., Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 303-480-2600; Fax: 303-480-2605

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

Brands: Leprino

Major Product Areas: Dairy (cheese)

46. Agropur Cooperative

101 Roland-Therrien Blvd., Suite 600, Longueuil, Quebec, J4H 4B9
Phone: 450-646-1010

Executives: CEO: Pierre Claprood

Subsidiaries: Cheese and Functional Products Div., Fine Cheese Div., Natrel Div., Ultima Foods Inc. (joint venture)

Brands: Oka, Vaudreuil, Ultra'milk, Sealtest, Natrel Ultra'Milk, Natrel Nutrition 24, Yoplait (sold under a distribution agreement)

Products: Cheeses, butter, milk, specialty milk, yogurt

47. Flowers Foods Inc.

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

48 (tie). Parmalat Canada (Parmalat Dairy & Bakery Inc.)


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

Executives: N/A

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

Major Product Areas: Dairy

48 (tie). Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings

5929 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510-652-8187; www.dreyers.com; www.edys.com

Executives: Chmn.: T. Gary Rogers; Pres. & CEO: William F. Cronk III; CFO: Timothy Kohn; VP, Operations: William Oldenburg; VP, Marketing: J. Tyler Johnston; VP, Sales: Tom Delaplane

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dreyer's International, Edy's Grand, Grand Soft Capital, Portofino Co.

Brands: Dreamery, Dreyer's, Edy's, Portofino, Starbucks

Major Product Areas: Ice cream

50. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

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


To read the main article on the Top 100 processors and how our list was compiled, see "The Top 100: It’s been a tough year." Access processor profiles ranked 1-25 here. Access processor profiles 51-100 here.

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