2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 51-100

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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Executives: Chairman, CEO: Allen Meyer; Pres.: Brian Haugh; EVP and CFO: Kathy Turner
Subsidiaries and Brands: Milk Products LP; Borden, Chattanooga Dairy, Coburg Dairy, Cream O'Weber, Dairy Fresh, Dairy Fresh of Louisiana, Dairymens, Flav O-Rich, H. Meyer, Sinton, U.C. Milk dba Goldenrod Dairy), Velda Farms

Products: Milk


58. Great Lakes Cheese Co.

17825 Great Lakes Pkwy., Hiram, OH 44234
Phone: 440-834-2500; Fax: 440-834-1002

Executives: Chmn.: Hans Epprecht; Pres. and CEO: Gary Vanich; CFO: Russ Mullins

Brands: Great Lakes

Product Areas: Dairy


59. ContiGroup Cos., Inc.

277 Park Ave., New York, NY 10172
Phone: 212-207-5100; Fax: 212-207-2910; www.contigroup.com

Executives: Chmn. and CEO: Paul J. Fribourg; EVP, Investments and Strategy, CFO; President, ContiInvestments: Michael J. Zimmerman; EVP and COO: Vart K. Adjemian

Subsidiaries: Wayne Farms LLC, ContiBeef LLC, Premium Standard, ContiLatin, Asian Industries, ContiChem-LPG, ContiInvestments

Brands: Lundy's, Wayne Farms

Product Areas: Meat and poultry


60. Pinnacle Foods Corp.

6 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-969-7100; Fax: 856-969-7311; www.pinnaclefoodscorp.com

Executives: Chrmn: C Dean Metropoulos; CEO: Jeffrey Ansell; CFO: Mike Dion

Brands: Armour, Aunt Jemima, Celeste, Duncan Hines, Hungry-Man, Lenders, Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth's, Mrs. Paul's, Open Pit, Swans, Van de Kamp's,Vlasic

Product Areas: Misc. groceries


61. Michael Foods

5353 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 616-546-1500; Fax: 612-546-3711; www.michaelfoods.com

Executives: Chmn.: Arvid Knudtson; Pres. and CEO: Gregg A. Ostrander; CFO: John D. Reedy; EVP and Sec.: Jeff Shapiro; Asst. Treas.: Mark Witmer

Subsidiaries and Divisions: Papetti's Hygrade Egg Products Inc., Elizabeth, N.J.;  M.G. Waldbaum Co., Minneapolis; Crystal Farms Refrigerated Distribution Co., Minneapolis; Kohler Mix Specialties Inc., White Bear Lake, Minn.; Northern Star Co., Minneapolis

Brands: Papetti's, M.G. Waldbaum, Northern Star, Farm Fresh Foods, Crystal Farms, Better'n Eggs, Diners Choice, Simply Potatoes

Product Areas: Dairy, eggs, miscellaneous


62. Prairie Farms Dairy Inc.

1100 N. Broadway St., Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-2547; Fax: 217-854-6426; www.prairiefarms.com

Executives: CEO: Ed Mullins; COO: Gary Aggus; VP and CFO: Paul Benne; General Sales Manager Fluid Milk Division: Doug Carroll; Fleet Manager: Jay Naples; Quality Assurance, Ice Cream Division: Rob Lagerlof; VP-Engineering: Dave Lattan; VP, Marketing and Procurement: Gary Lee; VP, General Sales Manager, Ice Cream Division: Larry King

Subsidiaries: Several joint ventures

Brands: Prairie Farms, North Star, Pevely, Old Recipe

Product Areas: Milk, ice cream, novelties, cultured products

63. Associated Milk Producers Inc.

315 N. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: 507-354-8295; Fax: 507-359-8651; www.ampi.com

Executives: Board Pres.: Wayne Bok; Gen. Mgr.: Mark Furth; Asst. Mgr.: Harlan Mammen; Controller: Ken Spoon; Marketing Dir.: Jim Walsh; Procurement Dir.: Donn DeVelder; Fluid Marketing Dir.: Neil Gulden

Brands: State

Product Areas: Dairy

64. Canada Bread Co.

10 Four Seasons Place, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada  M6B 6H7

Executives: Chmn: Michael McCain; Pres/CEO: Richard Lan

87.5% owned by Maple Leaf Foods

Product Areas: Fresh bakery products

65. J.R. Simplot Co.

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

Executives: Chmn: Scott Simplot; CEO: Larry Hlobik; SVP Finance and CFO: Annette Elg

Subsidiaries and 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

Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods, potatoes.

66. Seaboard Corp.

9000 W. 67 St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66201 
Phone: 913-676-8800; Fax: 913-676-8872; E-Mail: seaboard@seaboardcorp.comwww.seaboardcorp.com

Executives: Chmn., Pres. and CEO: Harry Bresky; SVP-Intl.: Steven Bresky; SVP, CFO and Treasurer: Robert Steer; Pres.-Seaboard Foods: Rodney Brenneman

Subsidiaries and Divisions: Pork Division; Commodity Trading and Milling Div.; Marine; Sugar and citrus; Power

Brands: Seaboard

Product Areas: Pork, sugar refining, citrus juice

67. Sanderson Farms Inc.

225 N. 13th Ave., Laurel, MS 39411-0988
Phone: 601-649-4030; Fax: 601-426-1461

Executives: Chmn. and CEO: Joe F. Sanderson Jr.; Pres. and COO: Lampkin Butts;  Treas. and CFO: D. Michael Cockrell

Brands: Sanderson Farms

Product Areas: Poultry, frozen foods

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