2008 Top 100 Profiles 51-76

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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Phone: 507-354-8295; Fax: 507-359-8651; Web site: 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, Cass Clay

Major Product Areas: Dairy



57. Foremost Farms USA
E10889A Penny Ln Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-355-8700, 800-362-9196; Fax: 608-356-3575
E-mail Address:
Communications@foremostfarms.com; Web site: www.foremostfarms.com

Executives: Chmn.: Edward Brooks; Pres. & CEO: David Fuhrmann; CFO: Duaine T. Kamenick; VP, Fluid Division: Joseph Weis; VP, Ingredients Division, Jim Geyer; VP, Finance: Duane Kamenick; VP, Member, Employee, & Industry Relations: Jim Kasten; VP, Planning & Marketing Analyst: Curtis Kurth

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

Major Product Areas: Dairy products

58. Canada Bread Co.
10 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada  M6B 6H7
Web site:

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

Parent Firm: 88% owned by Maple Leaf Foods

Major Product Areas: Fresh and frozen bakery products



59. (tie)
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



59. (tie)
Keystone Foods LLC
300 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610-667-6700; Fax: 610-667-1460; Web site:

Executives: President/CEO: Jerry Dean; EVP & CFO: John Coggins; Sr. VP & Controller: Paul McGarvie; Sr. VP Business Development: Ken Brown; Sr. VP USA Poultry: Keith Lewis; VP USA Beef: Gregg Berens; VP USA Distribution: Ken Weirman; EVP Keystone APMEA: Richard Wong; VP Keystone Europe: Patrice Botton; VP Food Safety & QA: Dane Bernard; VP Corporate Engineering: Ed Delate; VP R&D: Chandler Horton; VP Global Risk Management: John Vantine; VP HR & Communications: Jerry Gotro

Parent Firm: Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity fund in New York.

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



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

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

Brands: Sanderson Farms

Major Product Areas: Poultry, frozen foods



62. Michael Foods
301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 400., Minneapolis, MN 55305
Phone: 952-258-4000; Web site:

Executives: CEO & Chrmn: Gregg A. Ostrander; Pres, COO and CEO-Elect: David S. Johnson; VP & CFO: John D. Reedy; SVP-Finance: Mark W. Westphal; SVP-Supply Chain: James G. Mohr; Sec. & 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. Wells’ Dairy Inc.
One Blue Bunny Drive (P.O. Box 1310) Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4000; Fax: 712-546-4440; Web site:

Executives: CEO: Michael C. Wells; COO: Doug J. Wells; SVP-Organizational Capability: Greg A. Wells;

Brands: Blue Bunny and Weight Watchers (licensed)

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



64. Glanbia Foods
236 Washington Blvd. South, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-3226

Parent Firm: Glanbia PLC; Subsidiaries: Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., Southwest Cheese LLC

Major Product Areas: Cheese, lactose, whey protein concentrate nutritional ingredients



65. Cott Corp.
6525 Viscount Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4V 1H6
Phone: 905-672-1900; Web site:

Executives: CEO: Brent Willis; CFO: Juan Figuereo; N.A. Pres.: Richard Dobry; Chief People Officer: Abilio Gonzalez; VP-General Counsel & Secretary: Matthew Kane, Jr.; SVP-Controller & Assistant Secretary: Gregory Leiter; SVP-Chief Procurement Officer: William Reis

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