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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Brands: Pierre, Zartic, Z-Bird, Circle Z, Jim’s Country Mill Sausage, Clovervale Farms, Chef’s Pantry, Fast Choice, Rib-B-Q, Blue Stone Grill, Hot ‘n’ Ready, Big AZ, Chicken FryZ, Smokie Grill, and Chop House

Major Product Areas: Beef, pork, poultry, sandwiches and bakery products



92. (tie)
Coleman Natural Foods LLC
1767 Denver West Marriott Blvd., Suite 200, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-468-2500; Fax: 303-277-9263; Web site:

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.

Brands: Coleman Natural, Coleman Organic, Coleman All Natural Deli, Rocky the Range Chicken, Rocky Jr., Rosie the Organic Chicken, Hans’ All Natural, Hans’ Organic, Kings Delight, Clux Delux, Lake Lanier Farms, Anchor Bar, Executive Chef, Snowball

Major Product Areas: Fresh and frozen beef, poultry, pork, lamb and bison; cooked and prepared meat products



92. (tie)
Reser’s Fine Foods
15570 SW Jenkins Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: 503-643-6431; Fax: 503-646-9233; Web site:

Executives: Pres.: Al Reser; COO: Mark Reser; CFO & 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



94. Gorton’s Inc.
128 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-283-3000; Fax: 978-281-8295; Web site:

Executives: Pres/CEO: Steve Warhover

Brands: Gorton’s

Major Product Areas: Seafood



95. John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.
1703 North Randall Road, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-593-2300; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Jasper Sanfilippo; CEO: Jeffrey Sanfilippo; CFO & Group Pres.: Michael Valentine; COO/Pres.: Jasper B. Sanfilippo Jr.; CIO: James Valentine; VP-Risk Management, Investor Relations: William Pokrajac; SVP-Indurstrial Sales: Walter Tankersley Jr.; SVP-Pecan Operations and Procurement: Everardo Soria; Director-Financial Reporting and Taxation: Herbert Marros; SVP-Manufacturing: Charles Nicketta; SVP-Corporate Operations: Michael Cannon; Controller: Frank Pellegrino

Brands: Fisher, Evon’s, Flavor Tree, Sunshine Country, Texas Pride, Tom Scott

Major Product Areas: Raw and processed nuts, peanut butter



96. (tie)
ASG Consolidated LLC (dba American Seafoods Group)
2025 1st Ave., Ste 900, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-374-1515; Fax: 206-374-1516; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn & CEO: Bernt O. Bodal; CFO: Brad D. Bodenman; VP-Fin. & Corp. Dev.: Amy Humphreys; Gen. Counsel: Matthew D. Latimer; Pres, Am. Seafoods Co.: Inge Andreassen; Pres., Am.Seafoods Intl: John Cummings

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Southern Pride Catfish LLC, American Seafoods International LLC, American Seafoods Company LLC

Brands: American Pride, Frionor, Southern Pride

Major Product Areas: Frozen and processed seafood



96. (tie)
J&J Snack Foods Corp.
6000 Central Highway, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: 856-665-9533; Fax: 856-665-6718; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Gerald B. Shreiber; SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer: Dennis G. Moore; Icee Pres: Daniel Fachner; COO & SVP-Sales: Robert M. Radano; EVP, CMO: Vincent A. Melchiorre; SVP-Marketing: Michael Karaban

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Mia Products, the Icee Co., Icee de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Pretzels Inc., Country Home Bakers Inc.

Brands: Superpretzel, Pretzel Fillers, Pretzelfils, Gourmet Twists, Mr. Twister, Soft Pretzel Bites, Softstix, Soft Pretzel Buns, Hot Knots, Dutch Twist, Texas Twist, Sandwich Twist, Cinnapretzel, Seriously Twisted!, Barq's, Icee, Luigi's, Arctic Blast, Minute Maid Juice Bars and soft frozen lemonade, Shape Ups, Chill, Mama Tish's, Tio Pepe's, Mrs. Goodcookie, Baker’s Best, Camden Creek Bakery, Readi-bake, Country Home, Pretzel Cookie; Icee Peak, Slush Puppy, Java Freeze, California Natural, Funnel Cake Factory, Airpopt

Major Product Areas: Soft pretzels, frozen juice bars and frozen beverages, bakery



98. Golden State Foods
18301 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 1100, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-252-2000; Fax: 949-252-2080; Web site:

Executives: Chmn., Pres. & CEO: Mark Wetterau; Vice Chairman of the Board: Mike Waitukaitis; Corporate SVP & Pres.-Distribution Group: Bob Jorge; VP-Human Resources: Rich Moretti

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Liquid products, Meat products, Produce, Bakery

Major Product Areas: Foodservice supplier (esp. McDonald’s)



99. B&G Foods Inc.
4 Gatehall Dr., Ste. 110, Parsippany, NJ 07054   
Phone: 973-401-6500; Fax: 973-364-1037; Web site:

Executives: Pres/CEO: David L. Wenner; EVP-Fin & CFO: Robert C. Cantwell; EVP-Mktg & Strategic Planning: Albert J. Soricelli Jr.

Brands: B&G, Trappey, Ac’cent, Emeril’s, Underwood, Ortega, Polaner, Grandma’s, Brer Rabbit, Joan of Arc, Vermont Maid, Maple Grove Farms, Wright’s, Sa’son, Las Palmas, Ortega, Regina, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice

Major Product Areas: Shelf-stable Mexican foods, toppings, condiments, flavor enhancers, baked beans, meat spreads



100. Ruiz Foods Inc.
501 S. Alta, Dinuba, CA 93618
Phone: 559-591-5510; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn/CEO: Fred Ruiz; Vice Chrmn: Kim Ruiz Beck; Pres/COO: Bryce Ruiz; SVP-Sales: Mark Hannay

Brands: El Monterrey

Major Product Areas: Mexican foods


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