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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Brands: Bird's Eye, Freshlike, Brooks, Comstock, McKenzie's, McKenzie's Gold King, Southern Farms, Southland, Nalley, Pixie, Snyder of Berlin, Thunder Crunch, Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips, Husman, La Restaurante, Erin's Naturally Good, Flavor Destinations, Riviera, Mariner's Cove, Bernstein's, Bird's Eye Viola!, California and Washington, Birds Eye Fresh, Tropic Isle, Naturally Good, Thank You, California and Washington Organic

Product Areas: Meat and poultry products, canned, frozen and preserved foods, snack foods, miscellaneous

78. Goya Foods, Inc.

100 Seaview Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07096  
Phone: 201-348-4900; Fax: 201-348-6609; www.goyafoods.com

Executives: Pres.: Robert I. Unanue; COO: Andy Unanue; VP, Sales and Marketing: Conrad O. Colon; VP, MIS: David Kinkela; VP, Purchasing: Joseph Perez; VP-Dist. and Logistics: Peter Unanue; Pres.-Goya Fla.: Frank Unanue

Brands: Goya, Canilla, Golden Canilla, Adobo, Sazon, Cafe Goya, Adobo

Product Areas: Beverages, Frozen and canned foods, edible oils, spices

79. Imperial Sugar Co.

P.O. Box 9, Sugarland, TX 77487-0009
Phone: 281-491-9181; Fax: 281-490-9879; www.imperialholly.com

Executives: Chmn.: I.H. Kempner III; Pres. and CEO: James Kempner; CFO: Mary L. Burke; VP, Marketing: Douglas W. Ehrenkranz

Subsidiaries and Divisions: Diamond Crystal Brands, Savannah, Ga.; Holly Sugar Corp., Sugarland, Texas; Savannah Foods and Industries Inc., Savannah, Ga.; Michigan Sugar Co., Saginaw, Mich.
Brands: Dixie Crystals, Imperial, Pioneer, Spreckels, Holly, Wholesome Sweetners

Product Areas: Sugar/confectionery

80. Hilmar Cheese

9001 N. Lander Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324
Phone: 209-667-6076; www.hilmarcheese.com

Executives: Chairman: Richard Clauss; Pres./CEO: John Jeter

Products: Cheese and whey protein concentrate

81. The Dannon Co. Inc.

120 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5536
Phone: 914-366-9700; Fax: 914-366-2805

Executives: Pres. and CEO: Thomas Kunz; CFO: Rick Lees; VP, RandD: Michel Saintain; VP Purchasing/Procurement: Charles Haberkorn; VP, Manufacturing: Rene-Charles Coumes; VP, Marketing: James Taylor; VP, Sales: Jim Blakely

Brands: Dannon

Product Areas: Dairy

82. Lactalis America Group

950 Third Ave., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022

Executives: Pres./CEO: Frederick Bouisset

Brands: Precious, President, Sorrento

Product Areas: Cheese

83. Lance Inc.

8600 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-554-1421; Fax: 704-554-5562; www.lance.com

Executives: Chmn.: Wilbur J. Prezzano; Pres., CEO and Dir.: David V. Singer; EVP, CFO and Sec.: Richard D. Puckett; VP and Pres.-Vista Bakery: H. Dean Fields; VP-IS: L. Rudy Gragnani; VP-HR: Earl D. Leake ; VP-Sales: Frank I. Lewis; VP-Supply Chain: Blake W. Thompson; Treas.: David R. Perzinski

Subsidiaries and Divisions: Vista Bakery

Brands: Lance, Cape Cod, Tom's

Product Area: Snack foods

84. Lancaster Colony Corp.

37 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-224-7141; www.lancastercolony.com

Executives: Chmn, CEO and Pres.: John Gerlach Jr.; VP, Treas. and CFO: John Boylan

Subsidiaries and Divisions: T. Marzetti Co, New York Frozen Foods Inc., Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls Inc., Quality Baking Co.

Brands: Marzetti

Product Areas: Dressings, dip, sauces, frozen bakery

85. The Hain Celestial Group Inc.

58 S. Service Rd., Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-730-2200; Fax: 631-730-2550; www.hain-celestial.com

Executives: Chmn, Pres and CEO: Irwin D. Simon; EVP and CFO: Ira J. Lamel; EVP: John Carroll; EVP: Francis W. Daily; EVP: Steven List

Subsidiaries and Divisions: Celestial Seasonings, Hain Celestial Canada ULC, Hain Celestial Europe BVBA

Brands: Celestial Seasonings, Terra Chips, Garden of Eatin', Health Valley, WestSoy, Earth's Best, Arrowhead Mills, DeBoles, FreeBird, Hain Pure Foods, Hollywood, Spectrum Naturals, Spectrum Essentials, Walnut Acres Organic, Imagine Food®, Rice Dream, Soy Dream, Rosetto, Ethnic Gourmet, Yves Veggie Cuisine, Lima, Biomarche, Grains Noirs, Natumi

Product Areas: Natural food, beverages, snacks

86. Ventura Foods LLC

40 Pointe Drive' Brea, CA 92821
Phone: 714-257-3700

Executives: Pres/CEO: Richard Mazer

Parent Firm: A joint venture between CHS Inc. and Mitsui and Co. Ltd.

Brands: Chef's Pride, Churn Spread, Dean dips, Gold-n-Sweet, Hidden Valley, Lou Ana, Marie's, Pride of Life, SunGlow, Ventura Classic

Product Areas: Dips, salad dressing

87. Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.

1037 State St., Chester, IL 62233
Phone: 618-826-2973; www.gilstermarylee.com

Executives: Pres. and CEO: Donald Welge; CFO: Michael Welge; SVP-Sales and Mktg: Sheldon Geitelman

Subsidiaries and Divisions: N/A

Brands: N/A (private label mfr.)

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