2008 Top 100: Profiles 77-100

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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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, Haldane Foods

Major Product Areas: Natural food, beverages, snacks



83. Hilmar Cheese
9001 N. Lander Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324
Phone: 209-667-6076; Web site:

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; Web site:

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

Brands: Hospitality (mostly private label)

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



85. Lance Inc.
8600 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-554-1421; Fax: 704-554-5562; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Wilbur J. Prezzano; Pres., CEO & Dir.: David V. Singer; EVP, CFO Treasurer & Sec.: Richard D. Puckett; VP & 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;

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Vista Bakery

Brands: Lance, Cape Cod, Tom's, Don Pablo’s, Brent & Sam’s

Major Product Areas: Snack foods



86. Goya Foods, Inc.
100 Seaview Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094  
Phone: 201-348-4900; Fax: 201-348-6609; Web site:

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

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

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



87. Lancaster Colony Corp.
37 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-7141; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: John Gerlach Jr.; VP, Treas. & 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: Amish Kitchen, Aunt Vi’s, Cardini’s, Chatham Village, Girard’s, Inn Maid, Mamma Bella, Marshall’s, Mary B’s, Marzetti, New York BRAND, Reames, Romanoff, Sister Schubert’s, T. Marzetti, Pfeiffer, Teresa’s Select

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



88. Sargento Foods Inc.
One Persnickety Place, Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: 920-893-8484; Web site:

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

Brands: Sargento

Major Product Areas: Shredded and sliced cheese



89. Lactalis Industrie USA
2376 S. Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone: 716-823-6262; Web site:

Executives: Pres./CEO: Frederick Bouisset

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

Major Product Areas: Cheese



90. National Grape Cooperative Association Inc.
2 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787
Phone: 716-326-5200; Fax: 716-336-5494; Web sites:
www.nationalgrape.com, www.welchs.com

Executives: Pres.: Randolph H. Graham; GM & 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. & Asst. Treasurer: Timothy A. Buss; Fin. & Acctg. Officer: Albert B. Wright III; Pres. & CEO-Welch Foods: Daniel P. Dillon; SVP-Sales & Mktg, Welch Foods: David J. Lukiewski; SVP-Supply Chain & Technology, Welch Foods: Peter F. Martin

Brands: Bama, Welch's

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



91. Pierre Foods Inc.
9990 Princeton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Phone: 800-969-2747; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Norbert E. Woodhams; SVP-Sales and Marketing: Robert C. Naylor; VP/CFO: Cynthia S. Hughes; VP-Finance: Joseph W. Meyers; SVP-Sales: Anthony J. Schroder

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