2008 Top 100 Profiles 26-50

The 2008 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: Alcoholic spirits



38. Ag Processing Inc.
12700 West Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE  68154
Phone: 800-247-1345; Fax: 402-496-7809; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Brad Davis; CEO: Marty Reagan; SVP Marketing: Gregory Twist; SVP Govt. Relations: John Campbell; VP Nutrition: Wayne Stockland; SVP Refined Vegetable Oils: David Tegeder; Group VP Processing: Calvin Meyer; SVP Transportation: Terry Voss; VP Industrial Products: Dave McCormick

Subsidiaries, Divisions: AGP Grain Marketing LLC, AGP Grain Ltd., Consolidated Nutrition, Protinal/Proagra

Major Product Areas: Grain products, soybeans, vegetable oils, poultry



39. J. M. Smucker Co.
One Strawberry Lane, Orrville, OH 44667-0280
Phone: 330-682-3000; Fax: 330-684-3370; Web site:

Executives: Chmn. & Co-CEO: Timothy Smucker; Pres. & Co-CEO: Richard Smucker; VP, CFO & Treas.: Mark Belgya; VP-Logistics & Operations Support: Dennis Armstrong; SVP-Consumer Market: Vincent Byrd; VP & Controller: John Denman; VP-Corporate Development: Barry Dunaway; VP-Human Resources: Robert Ellis; VP-General Counsel and Secretary: M. Ann Harlan; VP-Sales, Grocery Market: Donald Hurrle, Sr.; VP-Customer Development: John Mayer; VP-Alternate Channels: Kenneth Miller; VP-Logistics & Fruit Processing: John Milliken; VP & GM-Consumer Oils & Baking: Steven Oakland; VP-Information Services and Chief Information Officer: Andrew Platt; VP-Marketing Services: Christopher Resweber; VP & Gen Mgr-Smucker Quality Beverages, Inc.: Julia Sabin; VP-International: Mark Smucker; VP-Operations: Richard Troyak; VP-Foodservice and Beverage Markets: Paul Wagstaff; VP-Quality Assurance: Albert Yeagley; Securities & Acquisition Counsel & Assistant Secretary: Jeannette Knudsen; Assistant Treasurer: Debra Marthey; Gen Mgr-Foodservice: Larry Herman; Gen Mgr-International Market: Gary Jeffcott; Managing Dir-Canada: David Lemmon

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, Smucker’s Organic

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



40. Rich Products Corp.
1150 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: 716-878-8000; Fax: 716-878-8765; Web site:

Executives: Chmn/CEO: Robert E. Rich Jr.; COO: William G. Gisel Jr.; CFO: Christopher Dunstan; EVP-Innovation: Mindy Rich; Chairman: Robert E. Rich Jr.; Vice Chairman: Mindy Rich; Pres/CEO: William Gisel Jr.; EVP & CFO: James R. Deuschle

Brands: Allen, Bettercreme, Casa di Bertacchi, Della Suprema, Farm Rich, Jon Donaire, Mother’s Kitchen, Rich’s, SeaPak

Major Product Areas: Toppings & icings, Desserts, Breads & rolls, Pizza products, Premium blended beverages



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

Executives: CEO: Pierre Claprood; CFO: Benolt Gagnon; Pres., fine cheese division: Serge Paquette; Pres., cheese and functional products division: Louis Lefebvre

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)

Major Product Areas: Cheeses, butter, milk, specialty milk, yogurt



42. 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)



43. HP Hood LLC
Six Kimball Lane Lynnfield, MA  01940
Phone: 617-887-3000; 800-343-6592; Web site:

Executives: Chmn, Pres., CEO: John Kaneb; CFO: Gary Kaneb; SVP-Operations: H. Scott Blake; SVP-R&D, Engineering and Procurement: Mike Suever; SVP-General Counsel: Paul Nightingale; EVP-Sales: James Walsh; VP: Jeffrey Kaneb; VP/Controller: James A. Marcinelli; VP/Treasurer: Theresa Bresten; VP-Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs: Margaret Poole; VP-Operations Services: Francis Torgerson; VP-Human Resources: Bruce Bacon; VP-Marketing: Barry Boehme; VP-Public Relations and Government Affairs: Lynne Bohan

Subsidiaries: Crowley Foods, Kemps LLC

Brands: Axelrod, Crowley, Heluva Good Cheese, Hood, Kemps, Maggio, Penn Maid, Rosenberger’s, Simply Smart, Yo-J

Major Product Areas: Dairy products, ice cream, drinks



44. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
P.O. Box 618, St. Louis, MO 63188-0618
Phone: 314-877-7000; Fax: 314-877-7666; Web site:

Executives: Co-CEO & Pres/CEO of Bremner Food Group Inc. and Nutcracker Brands Inc.: Kevin J. Hunt; Co-CEO & Pres/CEO of The Carriage House Cos. Inc. and Pres/CEO of Ralston Foods: David P. Skarie; VP & Controller: Thomas G. Granneman; VP, General Counsel and Secretary: Charles G. Huber, Jr.; VP & Pres. of The Carriage House Cos.: Richard R. Koulouris; VP & Treasurer: Scott Monette; VP & Pres.-Frozen Bakery Products: Richard G. Scalise; VP & Pres. of Bremner Food Group and Nutcracker Brands: Ronald D. Wilkinson

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