2007 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 51-100

The 2007 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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To read the main article on the Top 100 processors and how our list was compiled, see "The Top 100: Kraft returns to the top." Access processor profiles 1-25, or processor profiles 26-50.

 


 

51. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

410 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-644-2121; Fax: 312-644-0097; www.wrigley.com

Executives: Executive Chrmn: William Wrigley Jr.; Pres/CEO: William D. Perez; SVP and CFO: Reuben Gamoran; SVP, Worldwide Strategy and New Business: Peter R. Hempstead; SVP and Chief Innovation Officer: Surinder Kumar; SVP and Chief Admin. Officer: Dushan Petrovitch; VP, Secy and Gen. Counsel: Howard Malovany; VP-Worldwide Commercial Operations: Ralph Scozzafava; VP-Worldwide Manufacturing: John Adams; VP-Worldwide Gum Base Operations: Vincent C. Bonica; VP-Corporate Communications: Susan Henderson; VP-People, Learning and Development and Chief Information Officer: Donagh Herlihy; VP-Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: Carol Knight; VP and Controller: Shaun Mara; VP-Worldwide Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer: Patrick Mitchell; VP-Nordic: Jon Orving; VP and Managing Dir.-North America: Mary Kay Haben; VP and Managing Dir.-East/South Europe: Igor Saveliev; VP and Treasurer: Alan J. Schneider; VP and Managing Dir.-North/Central Europe and Pacific: Denis Schrey; VP-R and D: Tawfik Sharkasi; VP and Managing Dir.-China: Samson Suen; VP and Managing Dir.-Asia: Michael Wong.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Amurol Confections Co., Yorkville, Ill.; Four-Ten Corp., Chicago; L.A. Dreyfus Co., Edison, N.J.; Northwestern Flavors Inc., West Chicago, Ill.; The Wrigley Company Pty., Sydney, Australia; Wrigley Austria Ges.m.b.H., Salzburg, Austria; UAB Wrigley Baltics, Vilnuis, Lithuania; Wrigley Bulgaria EOOD, Sofia, Bulgaria; Wrigley Canada, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada; Wrigley Confectionary (China) Ltd., Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China; Wrigley Confectionary (Shanghai) Ltd., Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Wrigley Croatia d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia; Wrigley SAS, Paris France; Wrigley GmbH, Munich, Germany; The Wrigley Co. (H.K) Limited, Hong Kong; Wrigley s.r.o., Prague Czech Republic; The Wrigley Co. Ltd., Plymouth, England

Brands: Boomer, Airwaves, Juicy Fruit, Life Savers, Solano, Orbit, Pim Pom, Doublemint, Sugus, Cool Air, Freedent, Altoids, Big Red, Excel, Winterfresh, Hubba Bubba, Extra, Creme Savers, Spearmint, P.K.

Major Product Areas: Chewing gum, confectionary products


52. Parmalat Canada (Parmalat Dairy and Bakery Inc.)

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

Parent Firm: Parmalat Finanziaria SpA (Italy)

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

Major Product Areas: Dairy


53. The Schwan Food Co.

115 W. College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 800-533-5290, 507-532-3274; www.theschwanfoodcompany.com

Executives: Chrmn: Alfred Schwan; V-Chmn, Pres/CEO: M. Lenny Pippin; SEVP and COO: John Beadle; SEVP and CFO: Tracy Burr; SEVP and Pres.-Venture Group: David Bunnell; SVP-Human Resources: Bernadette Kruk; SVP and General Counsel: Brian Sattler; Pres.-Schwan's Global Food Service: Cal Brink; EVP and Pres.-Schwan's Development: Bill McCormack; Pres.-Schwan's Global Home Service: Larry Oberkfell; Pres.-Schwan's Global Supply Chain: Doug Olsem; SVP-Product and 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


54. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

300 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-310-2000; Fax: 212-310-3405; www.colgate.com

Executives: Chrmn and CEO: Reuben Mark; Vice-Chrmn: Javier Teruel; Pres/COO: Ian Cook; CEO, Hill's Pet Nutrition: Robert Wheeler

Brands: Hill's Prescription Diet, Hill's Science Diet

Major Product Areas: Pet food


55. Darigold (formerly WestFarm Foods)

635 Elliott Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-284-7220; Fax: 206-281-3456

Executives: Pres/CEO: John E. Mueller; VP-Finance, CFO: Steven Boyd; VP, Consumer Products: Steve Harper; SVP: Richard Low; VP, Manufacturing: John Underwood

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dairy Export Co., Darigold Farms, Darigold Inc.

Brands: Darigold

Major Product Areas: Dairy


56. 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

Parent Firm: Blackstone Group

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

Major Product Areas: Misc. groceries


57. Great Lakes Cheese Co.

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

Executives: Chrmn: Hans Epprecht; Pres/CEO: Gary Vanich; CFO: Russ Mullins

Brands: Great Lakes

Major Product Areas: Dairy


58. National Dairy Holdings LP

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 1300, Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-526-2653; www.bordenonline.com

Executives: Chrmn, 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

Major Product Areas: Milk


59. 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

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

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


60. Cott Corp.

207 Queen's Quay West, Suite 340, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 1A7
Phone: 416-203-3898; Fax: 416-203-8171; www.cott.com

Executives: CEO: Brent D. Willis; N.A. Pres.: John Dennehy; President, International: Wynn Willard; Chief Information and Shared Services Officer: Thomas J. Arrufo; CFO, Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary: Tina Dell'Aquila; Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer: Richard Dobry; Chief People Officer: Abilio Gonzalez; Chief Legal and Corporate Development Officer and Corporate Secretary: Mark R. Halperin

Brands: Cott, Fruit Refreshers, Orient Emporium Tea Co., private label and store brands

Major Product Areas: Soft drinks, energy drinks, sport drinks, water, tea, juices and smoothies


61. Wells' Dairy Inc.

One Blue Bunny Drive (P.O. Box 1310) Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4000; Fax: 712-546-4440; www.bluebunny.com

Executives: CEO: Gary M. Wells; COO: Doug J. Wells; SVP-Organizational Capability: Greg A. Wells; Pres.-Demand Group: Michael C. Wells

Brands: Blue Bunny and Weight Watchers (licensed)

Major Product Areas: Ice Cream, frozen novelties, cultured products, milk


62. Michael Foods

301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 400., Minneapolis, MN 55305
Phone: 952-258-4000; www.michaelfoods.com

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Gregg A. Ostrander; CFO: John D. Reedy; Sec. and Treas.: Mark Witmer

Subsidiaries, 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

Major Product Areas: Dairy, eggs, miscellaneous


63. Foremost Farms USA

P.O. Box 111, Baraboo, WI 53913-0111
Phone: 608-356-8316; Fax: 608-356-3575; www.foremostfarms.com

Executives: Chrmn: Edward Brooks; Pres/CEO: Donald C. Storhoff; CFO: Duaine T. Kamenick; VP, Fluid Division: Joseph Weis; VP, Cheese Division: David Fuhrmann; VP, Ingredients Division, Jim Geyer; VP, Finance: Duane Kamenick; VP, Member, Employee, and Industry Relations: Jim Kasten; VP, Planning and Marketing Analyst: Curtis Kurth

Brands: 127 Cheese, 1950 Cheese, Foremost, Golden Guernsey Dairy, Morning Glory Dairy, Maui Juice

Major Product Areas: Dairy products


64. California Dairies

11709 East Artesia Blvd., Artesia, CA 90702
Phone: 562-865-1291; www.californiadairies.com

Executives: Chrmn: George Borba; Pres/CEO: Gary L. Korsmeir

Major Product Areas: Milk, milk powder, butter


65. Canada Bread Co.

10 Four Seasons Place, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M6B 6H7
www.canadabread.ca

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

Parent Firm: 87.5% owned by Maple Leaf Foods

Major Product Areas: Fresh and frozen bakery products


66. Seaboard Corp.

9000 W. 67 St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66201
Phone: 913-676-8800; Fax: 913-676-8872; www.seaboardcorp.com

Executives: Pres/CEO: Steven J. Bresky; SVP, CFO: Robert L. Steer; Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary: David M. Becker; VP-Finance and Treasurer: Barry E. Gum; Vice President, Engineering: James L. Gutsch; Vice President, Governmental Affairs: Ralph L. Moss; Vice President, Taxation and Business Development: David S. Oswalt; Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer: John A. Virgo; President, Seaboard Foods, LP: Rodney K. Brenneman

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

Brands: Seaboard


Major Product Areas: Pork, sugar refining, citrus juice

67. 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

Major Product Areas: Dairy


68. J.R. Simplot Co.

999 Main St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-336-2110; Fax: 208-389-7515

Executives: Chrmn: Scott Simplot; Pres/CEO: Larry Hlobik; SVP and CFO: Annette Elg; Pres-North American Food Group: Kevin Storms

Subsidiaries, Divisions: North American Food Group, Australia, Agribusiness, Land and Livestock

Brands: Blue Ribbon, Classic, Conquest, Culinary Select, Infinity, Old Fashioned Way, Payette Farms, Pride, Recipe Quick/Dehydrofrozen, Roastworks, Savory, Select Recipe, Simplot, Skin-On, Skincredibles, Ultra Clear

Major Product Areas: Frozen potatoes, potato specialties, vegetables, fruit


69. Sanderson Farms Inc.

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

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

Brands: Sanderson Farms

Major Product Areas: Poultry, frozen foods


70. McCormick and Co. Inc.

18 Loveton Circle, Sparks, MD 21152-6000
Phone: 410-771-7301; Fax: 410-527-8289; www.mccormick.com

Executives: Chrmn and CEO: Robert Lawless; Pres/COO: Alan D. Wilson; EVP-Strategic Planning and CFO: Francis A. Contino; VP-Finance: Gordon Stetz; VP and Controller: Kenneth A. Kelly Jr.; Pres.-U.S. Industrial Group: Charles T. Langmead; SVP, General Counsel and Secretary: Robert W. Skelton; Pres.-North American Consumer Foods: Mark T. Timbie; Pres.-Europe: Lawrence E. Kurzius; SVP-Human Relations: Karen D. Weatherholtz

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Consumer Products, Foodservice, Flavor divisions; Festin Foods Corp. (50%); Gilroy Foods Inc.; Glentham International Ltd. (U.K.); Golden Dipt Co.; Grupo Pesa, S.A. (Mexico); Kancor Flavours and Extracts Limited (40%); Lukcor S.A. (50%); McCormick and Wild Inc. (50%); McCormick Canada Inc.; McCormick de Centro America S.A.; McCormick de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (50%); McCormick de Venezuela C.A.; McCormick Foods Australia Pty. Ltd.; McCormick Ingredients Southeast Asia Pte Ltd.; McCormick GmbH; McCormick-Lion Limited (49%); McCormick S.A. (France); McCormick U.K. plc; Mojave Foods Corp.; Sesaco Corp. (22.5%); Setco, Inc.; Shanghai McCormick Seasoning and Foodstuffs Co. Ltd. (35%); Stange (Japan) K.K. (50%); Tubed Products Inc.; Tuko Oy (Finland)

Brands: McCormick, Zatarain's, Simply Asia, Thai Kitchen, Club House, Golden Dipt, Mojave, Old Bay, Produce Partners

Major Product Areas: Spices/Herbs, seasonings, extracts, sauces and marinades, specialty foods


71. Keystone Foods LLC

300 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610-667-6700; Fax: 610-667-1460; www.keystonefoods.com

Executives: Chrmn: Herbert Lotman; Pres/CEO: Jerry Dean; EVP and CFO: John Coggins

Major Product Areas: Beef patties, processed poultry, fish and pork, mostly for McDonald's restaurants worldwide


72. Seneca Foods Corp.

3736 S. Main St., Marion, NY 14505
Phone: 315-926-8100; Fax: 315-926-8300; www.senecafoods.com

Executives: Chrmn: Arthur S. Wolcott; Pres/CEO: Kraig H. Kayser; CFO: Philip G. Paras; Controller and Secty: Jeffrey L. Van Riper; CIO: Carl A. Cichetti; Pres.-Vegetable Operations: Paul L. Palmby

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Marion Foods Inc., Seneca Foods International Ltd., Seneca Snack Co.

Brands: Seneca, Libby's, Aunt Nellie's Farm Kitchen, Stokely's, Read, Festal, Diamond A

Major Product Areas: Canned vegetables, frozen vegetables, and fruits


73. American Crystal Sugar Co.

101 N. Third St., Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-236-4400; Fax: 218-236-4422; www.crystalsugar.com

Executives: Pres/CEO: James J. Horvath; CFO: Joe J. Talley; VP-Ops, COO: David A. Berg; VP-Ag: Thomas Astrup; Chairman: C. Terry Stradstad

Subsidiaries, Divisions: United Sugars, Sydney Sugars, Midwest Agriculture Commodities, Crystech LLC, ProGold LLC

Brands: American Crystal, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Best Sugar

Major Product Areas: Sugar/confectionery


74 (tie). American Foods Group LLC

2209 Jefferson St., Unit 301, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-759-5900; Fax: 320-759-5910; www.americanfoodsgroup.com

Executives: Co-Chrmn and Co-CEOs: Carl W. Kuehne and Thomas Rosen; COO: Greg Benedict; CFO: Robert Hovde

Parent: Rosen's Diversified Inc.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dakota Cold Storage Co., Weinstein International Seafood Co., Sheboygan Sausage Co., America's Service Lines, America's Beef Co. LLC, Green Bay Dressed Beef, Dakota Pork Industries

Brands: American Foods Group, Dakota Brand, Heartland, Long Prairie Packing, O'Brien's, Sheboygan, Skylark

Major Product Areas: Beef processing, prepared meats, meat snacks


74 (tie). The Dannon Co. Inc.

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

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

Brands: Dannon

Major Product Areas: Dairy


74 (tie). McKee Foods Corp.

10260 McKee Road, Collegedale, TN 37315
Phone: 423-238-7111; Fax: 423-238-7101; www.mckeefoods.com

Executives: Chrmn: Ellsworth McKee; Pres/CEO: Mike McKee

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Blue Planet Foods Inc.

Brands: Blinks, Heartland, Little Debbie, Sunbelt

Major Product Areas: Snack foods


77. Sunkist Growers Inc.

14130 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-2392
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7888, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7888)
Phone: 818-986-4800; Fax: 818-379-7405; www.sunkist.com

Executives: Chrmn: Nicholas L. Bozick; Vice Chrmn: Craig Armstrong; Vice Chrmn: Mark G. Gillette; Vice Chrmn: John M. Grether; Pres/CEO: Timothy J. Lindgren; SVP-Sales and Marketing: Russell L. Hanlin; SVP-Corporate Relations and Administration: Michael J. Wootton; VP-Citrus Juice and Oil Business: Frank G. Bragg; VP-Global Licensing: Gregory M. Combs; VP, CFO: Richard G. French; VP-Fresh Fruit Sales: John B. McGuigan

Subsidiaries, Divisions: SunMac Hawaii Ltd., Hawaii; Sunkist Global, LLC, Sherman Oaks, California; Sunkist Pacific Ltd., Japan; Sunkist (Far East) Promotion Ltd., Hong Kong; Sunkist Real Estate, Inc., Sherman Oaks, CA; Sunkist Taylor LLC, Sherman Oaks, California

Brands: Sunkist

Major Product Areas: Citrus, fresh-cut fruit


78. Imperial Sugar Co.

One Imperial Square, 8016 Highway 90-A, P.O. Box 9, Sugar Land, TX 77487-0009
Phone: 281-491-9181; Fax: 281-490-9879; www.imperialholly.com

Executives: Pres/CEO: Robert A. Peiser; SVP and CFO: H.P. Mechler; SVP-Human Resources:  T. Kay Hastings ; SVP-Commodities: Patrick D. Henneberry ; SVP, General Counsel: William F. Schwer ; VP and Treasurer: J. Eric Story

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Diamond Crystal Brands, Savannah, Ga.; Savannah Foods and Industries Inc., Savannah, Ga.; Michigan Sugar Co., Saginaw, Mich.

Brands: Dixie Crystals, Imperial, Holly, Savannah Gold

Major Product Areas: Sugar/confectionery


79. Riceland Foods Inc.

2120 S. Park Ave., Stuttgart, AR 72160
Phone: 870-673-5500; Fax: 870-673-3366; www.riceland.com

Executives: Chrmn: Thomas C. Hoskyn; Pres/CEO: K. Daniel Kennedy; CFO: Harry Loftis

Brands: Chefway, Riceland, Rice 'N Easy

Major Product Areas: Grain mill products, rice, oils


80. Birds Eye Foods Inc.

90 Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-383-1850; Fax: 585-383-1281; www.birdseyefoods.com

Executives: Pres. and CEO: Dennis M. Mullen; EVP-Ops: Carl W. Caughran; EVP-Mktg. and Bus. Devel.: David E. Hogberg; CFO: Earl L. Powers; SVP-Retail Sales: Robert Montgomery

Subsidiaries, Divisions: California and Washington Co., Kennedy Endeavors Inc., Linden Oaks Corp., Pro-Fac, GLK Holdings, BEMSA Holdings, Tim's Cascade Chips

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.

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


81. Goya Foods, Inc.

100 Seaview Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094&
Phone: 201-348-4900; Fax: 201-348-6609; www.goyafoods.com

Executives: Pres: Robert I. Unanue; EVP: Peter Unanue; SVP: Joseph Perez; VP-Sales and Marketing: Conrad O. Colon; VP-MIS: David Kinkela

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

Major Product Areas: Beverages, frozen and canned foods, edible oils, spices


82. TreeHouse Foods Inc.

2 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 1070, Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-483-1300; www.treehousefoods.com

Executives: Chrmn/CEO: Sam Reed; Pres/COO: David F. Vermylen; SVP and CFO: Dennis Riordan; General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and SVP: Thomas E. O'Neill; SVP of Operations: Harry S. Walsh

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Bay Valley Foods (spun off from Dean Foods)

Brands: Mocha Mix, Rod's, Second Nature; Nature's Goodness, Bennett's, Hoffman House, Roddenberry, mostly private label

Major Product Areas: Pickles, creamers, cheese sauces, soups, baby food


83. Hilmar Cheese

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

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

Major Product Areas: Cheese and whey protein concentrate


84. Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.

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

Executives: Pres/CEO: Donald Welge; CFO: Michael Welge; VP-Technical Sales: Tom Welge

Brands: Hospitality (mostly private label)

Major Product Areas: Bakery and drink mixes, cereal, soups and sauces, popcorn, rice and pasta


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

Subsidiaries, 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, Casbah, Nile Spice, Mountain Sun, WestSoy, Boston's, Harry's, Bearitos, Little Bear, Freebird, Alba, Estee

Major Product Areas: Natural food, beverages, snacks


86. Lance Inc.

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

Executives: Chrmn: 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, Divisions: Vista Bakery

Brands: Lance, Cape Cod, Tom's, Don Pablo's

Major Product Areas: Snack foods


87. Butterball LLC (formerly Carolina Turkeys)

501 North Oak Forest Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-658-6743; Fax: 919-751-2486; www.butterball.com

Executives: Pres/CEO: Keith Shoemaker; CFO: Edward W. Kacsuta; Dir-Sales Retail, Meat and Commodity: John Coors

Parents: Maxwell Farms, Smithfield Foods

Brands: Butterball, Carolina Turkeys

Major Product Areas: Whole turkeys, processed turkey products


88. Lancaster Colony Corp.

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

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: John Gerlach Jr.; VP, Treas. and CFO: John Boylan; VP-Development: Bruce L. Rosa

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

Brands: Marzetti, Teresa's Select

Major Product Areas: Dressings, dip, sauces, frozen bakery


89. Lactalis Industrie USA

2376 S. Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone: 716-823-6262; www.liusa.com

Executives: Pres./CEO: Frederick Bouisset

Brands: BBA, Precious, President, Scerma, Societe, Sorrento

Major Product Areas: Cheese


90 (tie). National Grape Cooperative Association Inc.

2 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787
Phone: 716-326-5200; Fax: 716-336-5494; www.nationalgrape.com and www.welchs.com

Executives: Pres.: Randolph H. Graham; GM and COO: Brent J. Roggie; First VP: Joseph C. Falcone; Chief Legal Officer: Vivian S.Y. Tseng; Second VP: Harold H. Smith; Third VP: James A. Shafer; Sec. and Asst. Treasurer: Timothy A. Buss; Fin. and Acctg. Officer: Albert B. Wright III; Pres. and CEO-Welch Foods: Daniel P. Dillon; SVP-Sales and Mktg, Welch Foods: David J. Lukiewski; SVP-Supply Chain and Technology, Welch Foods: Peter F. Martin

Brands: Bama, Welch's

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


90 (tie). Sargento Foods Inc.

One Persnickety Place, Plymouth WI 53073
Phone: 920-893-8484; www.sargento.com

Executives: Chrmn/CEO: Louis P. Gentine; Pres. and Chief Customer Officer: Bob Clouston; EVP and CFO: George Hoff; Dir. of Procurement: Louis P. Gentine II; EVP and COO: Mark Rhyan

Brands: Sargento

Major Product Areas: Shredded and sliced cheese


90 (tie). Reser's Fine Foods

15570 SW Jenkins Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: 503-643-6431; Fax: 503-646-9233; www.resers.com

Executives: Pres.: Al Reser; COO: Mark Reser; CFO and Treas.: Paul Leavy

Brands: Reser's, Baja Café, Main St. Bistro, Potato Express, Sidari's, Stonemill Kitchens

Major Product Areas: Side dishes, deli salads, tortillas, Mexican prepared foods


90 (tie). Coleman Natural Foods LLC

1767 Denver West Marriott Blvd., Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-468-2500; Fax: 303-277-9263; www.colemannatural.com

Executives: Chrmn: Mel Coleman Jr.; CEO: Daniel O'Neill; COO: Mark McKay; CFO: Carroll Wallac; CMO: John Bogert; Chief Admin. Officer: Dan Keefe

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Red Meat Div., Prepared Foods Div., Poultry Div.

Brands: Coleman Natural, Coleman Organic, Coleman All Natural Deli, Rocky the Range Chicken, Rocky Jr., Rosie the Organic Chicken, Hans' All Natural, Hans' Organic, Kings Delight, Clux Delux, Lake Lanier Farms, Anchor Bar, Executive Chef, Snowball

Major Product Areas: Fresh and frozen beef, poultry, pork, lamb and bison; cooked and prepared meat products


94. John B. Sanfilippo and Son Inc.

2299 Busse Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-593-2300; www.jbssinc.com

Executives: CEO: Jeffrey Sanfilippo; CFO and Group Pres.: Michael Valentine; COO/Pres.: Jasper Brian Sanfilippo; Chief Information Officer: James Valentine; VP-Finance: William Pokrajac; Controller: Herbert Marros; Director of Accounting: Frank Pellegrino

Brands: Fisher, Evon's, Flavor Tree, Sunshine Country, Texas Pride, Tom Scott

Major Product Areas: Raw and processed nuts


95. Gorton's Inc.

128 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-283-3000; Fax: 978-281-8295; www.gortons.com

Executives: Pres/CEO: Steve Warhover

Brands: Gorton's

Major Product Areas: Seafood


96. J and J Snack Foods Corp.

6000 Central Highway, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: 856-665-9533; Fax: 856-665-6718; www.jjsnack.com

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Gerald B. Shreiber; SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer: Dennis G. Moore; Icee Pres: Daniel Fachner; COO and SVP-Sales: Robert M. Radano; EVP, CMO: Vincent A. Melchiorre; SVP-Marketing: Michael Karaban

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Mia Products, the Icee Co., Icee de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Pretzels Inc., Country Home Bakers Inc.

Brands: Superpretzel, Pretzel Fillers, Pretzelfils, Gourmet Twists, Mr. Twister, Soft Pretzel Bites, Softstix, Soft Pretzel Buns, Hot Knots, Dutch Twist, Texas Twist, Sandwich Twist, Cinnapretzel, Seriously Twisted!, Barq's, Icee, Luigi's, Arctic Blast, Minute Maid Juice Bars and soft frozen lemonade, Shape Ups, Chill, Mama Tish's, Tio Pepe's, Mrs. Goodcookie, Baker's Best, Camden Creek Bakery, Readi-bake, Country Home, Pretzel Cookie; Icee Peak, Slush Puppy, Java Freeze, California Natural, Funnel Cake Factory, Airpopt

Major Product Areas: Soft pretzels, frozen juice bars and frozen beverages, bakery


97. ASG Consolidated LLC (dba American Seafoods Group)

2025 1st Ave., Ste 900, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-374-1515; Fax: 206-374-1516; www.americanseafoods.com

Executives: Chrmn and CEO: Bernt O. Bodal; CFO: Brad D. Bodenman; VP-Fin. and Corp. Dev.: Amy Humphreys; Gen. Counsel: Matthew D. Latimer; Pres, Am. Seafoods Co.: Inge Andreassen; Pres., Am.Seafoods Intl: John Cummings

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Southern Pride Catfish LLC, American Seafoods International LLC, American Seafoods Company LLC

Brands: American Pride, Frionor, Southern Pride

Major Product Areas: Frozen and processed seafood


98. Pierre Foods Inc.

9990 Princeton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Phone: 800-969-2747; www.pierrefoods.com

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Norbert E. Woodhams; SVP-Sales and Mktg: Robert C. Naylor; CFO: Joseph W. Meyers

Brands: Pierre

Major Product Areas: Beef, pork, poultry and bakery products


99. B and G Foods Inc.

4 Gatehall Dr., Ste. 110, Parsippany, NJ 07054   
Phone: 973-401-6500; Fax: 973-364-1037; www.bgfoods.com

Executives: Pres/CEO: David L. Wenner; EVP-Fin and CFO: Robert C. Cantwell; EVP-Mktg and Strategic Planning: Albert J. Soricelli Jr.

Brands: B and G, Trappey, Ac'cent, Emeril's, Underwood, Ortega, Polaner, Grandma's, Brer Rabbit, Joan of Arc, Vermont Maid, Maple Grove Farms, Wright's, Sa'son, Las Palmas, Ortega, Regina, B and M

Major Product Areas: Shelf-stable Mexican foods, toppings, condiments, flavor enhancers, baked beans, meat spreads


100 (tie). Ruiz Foods Inc.

501 S. Alta, Dinuba, CA 93618
Phone: 559-591-5510; www.elmonterey.com

Executives: Chrmn: Fred Ruiz; Vice Chrmn: Kim Ruiz Beck; Pres/COO: Bryce Ruiz; SVP-Sales: Mark Hannay

Brands: El Monterey

Major Product Areas: Mexican foods


100 (tie). Ventura Foods LLC

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

Executives: Pres/CEO: Richard Mazer; EVP-Sales and Mktg: Tom McCarley; EVP-Operations: Jim Stangl; EVP and CFO: Craig Moore; SVP-Industrial Sales: Frank Stynes; SVP-Prod. Dev.: Kelly Brintle

Parent Firm: 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, Mel Fry Free, Pride of Life, SunGlow, Ventura Classic

Major Product Areas: Oils, spread, sauces, dips, salad dressing

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