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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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.

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