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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Executives: Chairman: Fred Kuenstler; CEO: Ed Mullins; COO: Gary Aggus; VP & 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

Subsidiaries: Several joint ventures

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

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



72. Seneca Foods Corp.
3736 S. Main St., Marion, NY 14505
Phone: 315-926-8100; Fax: 315-926-8300; Web site:

Executives: Chmn. & Dir.: Arthur S. Wolcott; Pres & CEO: Kraig H. Kayser; CFO and Treasurer: Roland E. Breunig; Controller & Secy: 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, Signature Fruit Company

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



73. 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 & CFO: Annette Elg; Pres-North American Food Group: Kevin Storms

Subsidiaries, Divisions: North American Food Group, Australia, Agribusiness, Land & 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



74. (tie)
The Dannon Co. Inc.
100 Hillside Ave, Fl 3  White Plains, NY 10603-2862
Phone: 914-872-8400; Web site:

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Juan Carlos Dalto

Brands: Dannon, Activia, DanActive

Major Product Areas: Dairy



74. (tie)
McKee Foods Corp.
10260 McKee Road, Collegedale, TN 37315
Phone: 423-238-7111; Fax: 423-238-7101; Web site:

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

Subsidiary: Blue Planet Foods Inc.

Brands: Blinks, Heartland, Little Debbie, Sunbelt

Major Product Areas: Snack foods



74. (tie)
OSI Industries LLC
1225 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: 630-851-6600; Fax: 630-692-2340

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Sheldon Lavin; EVP & CFO: William J. Weimer Jr.; SVP-Business Development and Commercialization: Lynn Mulherin

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Agrofrango Industrie e Comercio de Alimentos Ltda. (Brazil); Albert van Zoonen bv (Ntherlands); Amick Farms LLC (Batesburg, S.C.); Braslo Produtos de Carne Ltda. (Brazil);Carolina Culinary Foods (West Columbia, S.C.); Chengdu Husi Food Co. Ltd. (China); Dalian Husi Food Co. Ltd. (China); DB Limited Partnership (Chicago); Esca Hústermékelöállitö és Értékesitö Kft.(Hungary); Fair Oaks Farms LLC (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.); Finlar Foods (Pty.) Ltd. (South Africa); Foodworks (Germany); GenOSI Inc. (Philippines); Glenmark do Brasil Ltda. (Brazil); Guangzhou Husi Produce Co. Ltd. (China); Husi Food Co. Ltd. (China); K&K Foods Ltd. (Taiwan); Kitchen Range Foods Ltd. (United Kingdom); Kunming Husi Produce Co. Ltd. (China); Lang Fang Husi Produce Co. (China); Moy Park Ltd. (Northern Ireland); Mullins Food Products (South Africa); Nation Pizza Products LP (Schaumburg, Ill.); Oakland Foods LLC (Oakland, Iowa); OSI Food Co. (Chicago); OSI International Foods; Otto & Sons Stockyards (Chicago); Pannon Baromfi Gyoer Kft. (Hungary); Penasul Alimentos Ltda. (Brazil); Shanghai Husi Food Co. (China); The New Nation Pizza Co. (South Africa); Trosi de Carnes S.A. de C.V. (Mexico); Vista Processed Foods (India); Weifang Husi Food Co. (China)

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